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White House Says Cannot Confirm Report on Covid-19 Origins, Needs More Information

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Last Updated: May 24, 2021, 22:59 IST

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

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

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 United States hopes the World Health Organization can move into a more transparent investigation of the origins of the coronavirus pandemic.

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first published:May 24, 2021, 22:59 IST
last updated:May 24, 2021, 22:59 IST
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