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WHO states agree on COVID-19 response probe

Published: May 19, 2020 20:20:34 | Updated: May 19, 2020 21:04:58

WHO states agree on COVID-19 response probe

World Health Organization member states agreed to an independent probe into the UN agency's COVID-19 response as US criticism mounted over its handling of the pandemic.

Countries taking part in the WHO's annual assembly, held virtually for the first time, adopted a resolution by consensus calling for an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" of the international response to the crisis, including a probe of WHO actions and "their timelines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic", reports Al Jazeera.

None of the WHO's 194 member states - which include the United States - raised objections to the resolution brought by the European Union on behalf of more than 100 countries including Australia, China and Japan.

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