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Coronavirus

White House says it hopes WHO COVID-19 investigation can be more transparent

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said on Monday the US could not confirm a Wall Street Journal report on the origins of COVID-19 and needed more information.

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Three researchers from China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) sought hospital care in November 2019, a month before China reported the first cases of COVID-19, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing a US intelligence report.

Psaki said the US hopes the World Health Organization can move into a more transparent investigation of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

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