During the session of the world health Assembly (the governing body of the who) on may 19 approved a resolution on the need to investigate the international response to the outbreak of coronavirus, reports the Agency Reuters.
The document proposed by the EU and supported by more than 100 countries, was approved at a Ministerial meeting of the world health organization. According to the Agency, none of the 194 members of the who, including China and the USA, voted against.
As informs television channel CNN, speaking via video link to the participants of the Assembly, the President of China, XI Jinping said that the investigation into the international response to the pandemic COVID-19 necessary, but added that it should be conducted after the end of the epidemic.
Earlier it was reported that the resolution contains a call for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive assessment of a coordinated international response against COVID-19”, including through joint research, who 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”.
The resolution was introduced with the support of more than 110 countries, including Australia, the 27 member countries of the EU, Ukraine, Russia, Indonesia, India, Japan, the UK, Canada and others. Later they were joined by 54 African countries. Before the vote, China has opposed this initiative. That changed the point of view of Beijing, is currently unknown.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. To 17 may in the world of coronavirus infected 4.82 million people died 319 thousand, recovered about 1.8 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.