G7 leaders will call for fresh WHO inquiry into Covid origins, leaked communique suggests

Statement indicates leaders will also commit to delivering a billion vaccine doses and plans to tackle forced labour

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Leaders at the G7 summit will call for a new, transparent investigation by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, according to a leaked draft communique for the meeting.

The call was initiated by Joe Biden’s administration and follows the US president’s decision to expand the American investigation into the origins of the pandemic, with one intelligence agency leaning towards the theory that it escaped from a Wuhan laboratory.

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