To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to investigate the origins of COVID-19, and (2) to call for a stronger multilateral investigation on the topic, following the announcement of such plans by the President of the United States of America.
10 June 2021
We have been clear that a transparent, independent and science-led investigation is an important part of the international effort to understand how Covid-19 started and how it spread. Phase one of the World Health Organisation-convened COVID-19 origins study reported on 30 March and was always meant to be the beginning of the process, not the end. Our priority now is to ensure a timely, transparent, evidence-based, and expert-led Phase Two study.