A coalition of 62 States supported the initiative of Australia and countries of the European Union on the independent investigation of the outbreak of the coronavirus in the run-up to the General Assembly of the world health organization, which will begin on Monday, may 18. It is reported by the Australian TV channel ABC News.
The requirement to carry out “impartial, independent and comprehensive assessment of a coordinated international response against COVID-19”, said the TV channel, called “fierce resistance” on the part of Beijing, which sees this as “a political attack on China.”
The initiative includes joint research of the world health organization and the world organization for animal health to “identify the zoonotic source of the virus and ways of its penetration into human populations, including the possible role of intermediate hosts”.
According to ABC News, the initiative was supported by Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Turkey, Russia, South Africa and the UK. However, the Commission stated that a positive outcome of voting at the General Assembly of the who needs to the initiative was supported by “all major players, and China is one of them.”
The United States criticizing Beijing and who for lack of reaction to the flash, also not yet made in support of the initiative – according to the channel, the United States insisted on stronger language, demanding to find out “how the virus appeared in the Chinese city of Wuhan”.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. To 17 may in the world of coronavirus infected 4.69 million people died 314 thousand, recovered approximately 1.72 million, informs the Johns Hopkins University.
In recent weeks, China is increasingly faced with accusations of concealment of epidemic proportions at the very beginning.
So, the US intelligence report, the contents of which became known to the Agency Bloomberg, said that China was hiding the extent of the outbreak of coronavirus, understating the number of cases and number of deaths.
Vice-President Mike Pence in an interview with CNN on April 1 said that the whole world could be in a better position if Chinese authorities were “more candid”. Available data suggests that the Chinese are faced with a new virus in December, and a month earlier, said Penny.
April 23, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo expressed confidencethat the Chinese Communists “will answer for what happened.” On 3 may he said that the United States has a “huge amount” of evidencethat the pandemic started with the diversion of coronavirus from the Wuhan Institute, although noted that this is not certain.
In addition, the United States believes that “who are unable to adequately obtain, verify and exchange information in a timely and transparent”. In this regard, the President of the United States Donald trump announced the suspension of funding until the investigation is completed.