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Investigation into the Origins of COVID-19: Statement by Ambassador Simon Manley

The UK's Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Ambassador Simon Manley, voiced UK support for a WHO-convened Phase Two COVID-19 origins study.

Ambassador Simon Manley said:

“Phase one of the WHO-convened COVID-19 origins study was always meant to be the beginning of the process, not the end. We call for a timely, transparent, evidence-based, and expert-led phase two study, including in the People’s Republic of China, as recommended by the experts’ report.”

Published 27 May 2021