China would welcome an “international review” into the origins of the coronavirus pandemic, Beijing’s ambassador to the UK has told Sky News.
Speaking on Monday’s edition of After The Pandemic, a Sky News series of special programmes looking at what life will be like after COVID-19, Liu Xiaoming said the purpose of such an investigation should not be to “label any country”.
“This review should be independent, free from politicisation, it should be based on science, the scientists should take the lead,” he said.
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“The WHO [World Health Organisation] should lead this independent review.
Mr Liu rejected criticism of China’s response to the virus, claiming Beijing had “wasted no time in sharing information” with the international community.
The COVID-19 outbreak began in the city of Wuhan, in China’s Hubei province.
It has since spread around the world.
According to Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 6.2 million cases of the coronavirus around the globe, with more than 370,000 deaths recorded.
Source : Sky News