News Australia gets backing to investigate cause of coronavirus


- Advertisment -

Australia gets backing to investigate cause of coronavirus

News Australia gets backing to investigate cause of coronavirus

Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne said the review will enable the international community to better prevent the next pandemic.

An alliance of 116 countries have supported Australia’s call to launch an independent investigation into what had caused the COVID-19 pandemic.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne said Australian Interior Minister Peter Dutton already urged China to release information about the novel coronavirus.

Payne said; “I think what it illustrates is a broad view that given the experience of COVID-19 – more than 300,000 deaths, millions of millions of people around the world losing their jobs, including here.

“The job loss is the impact on economies from one corner of the globe to the other – that there is a strong view that it is appropriate to engage in a review of what has happened in the pandemic.

“The impact it has had, to ensure that we learn those lessons so that it does not happen again,” Payne said at a news conference.

In particular, a group of 54 African countries has joined the motion which has already been backed by 62 countries, including the EU member states, the UK, Russia, Japan, India, Indonesia, and Canada, among others.

Payne said a discussion into the matter would continue at the virtual World Health Assembly meeting, scheduled to take place later on Monday.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Recent Updates

Cobbler bags eight months imprisonment for stealing iPhone

File PhotoAn Upper Area Court sitting in Kasuwan Nama in Jos on Friday sentenced a 21-year-old cobbler, Jude Musaya,...

CAF, Ajax celebration former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida at 47

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) and Dutch giant Ajax Amsterdam have sent birthday greetings to former Super Eagles...

Peter Etebo stars in first Europa League game for Galatasaray

Oghenekaro Peter Etebo started his first game for Galatasaray in the Europa League clash against Hadjuk Split on Thursday.The...

Gunmen kill student, 4 others in Plateau

No fewer than five persons have been killed by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen in K/Vom community of...
- Advertisement -

Association reacts to viral video on 1004 Estate

The attention of the Incorporated Trustees (BOT) of 1004 Homeowners and Residents Association (HORA) has been drawn to a...

UNICEF harps on exclusive breastfeeding, complementary feeding

Colours of Hope Foundation for Good HealthThe United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has advised nursing and lactating mothers to...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you