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India joins 62 nations seeking probe into Covid outbreak

India joins 62 nations seeking probe into Covid outbreak”

The resolution to be presented to WHA demands that the Director-General of World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus initiates at the earliest a stepwise process of impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation' of the worldwide response to the pandemic, the actions of WHO and its timeline of the pandemic.

A vote is expected in the early hours of Tuesday. This prompted an aggressive response from China, with Beijing describing the decision as a propaganda war launched by the United States and accusing Canberra of parroting some U.S. officials.

"The resolution at the World Health Assembly is an important step towards this".

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has urged all countries to join Australia's call for answers.

Canberra has insisted the call for the inquiry into the pandemic, which it says most likely originated in a wildlife market in the Chinese city of Wuhan, is not politically targeted at Beijing.

It specifically highlights a need to provide people with "reliable and comprehensive information" about the coronavirus and measures being taken by authorities in response to the pandemic.

Covid-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

The full list of countries backing the resolution reportedly includes: Albania, Australia, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bhutan, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, Mozambique, New Zealand, North Macedonia, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, South Korea, Moldova, the Russian Federation, San Marino, Sierra Leone, South Africa, the European Union and its member states, Turkey, Ukraine, the United Kingdom and Zambia.

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He has tried to set up a phone call with his Chinese counterpart in an attempt to soothe the growing rift but so far, there has been no response.

Politicians from the Morrison government appear more willing to encourage Australian companies to explore new markets rather than make any effort to ease the simmering tensions with China, disregarding the fact that global demand is shrinking rapidly amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Simon Birmingham's request for a meeting with China has been ignored.

"That request has not been met with a call being accommodated at this stage", he said on the Insiders programme.

However, he said there has been lots of government-to-government communication and work continues through diplomatic levels.

Earlier reports indicated that the Chinese commerce ministry also announced plans to impose tariffs of around 80% on barley imported from Australia, following an 18-month investigation into claims that the industry was "dumping" the commodity at a reduced price. "It's not coming out of the irrigated areas of the Murray-Darling Basin".

If the CCP decides to implement any additional tariffs or duties the Australian government may involve the World Trade Organization (WTO) to resolve the dispute, Birmingham said.



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