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Australia welcomes growing support for COVID-19 inquiry at WHO meeting

Reuters Monday, 18 May 2020
A draft resolution pushed by the European Union and Australia calling for an independent review into the origins and spread of the coronavirus has support from 116 nations at the World Health Assembly, almost enough for it to pass, a document showed.
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