EU chief says backs probe into coronavirus origin and says China should be involved
EU is supporting calls for an investigation into the origin of the new coronavirus and said China should be involved in the process, said president of the European Commission on Friday.
Speaking to CNBC, Ursula von der Leyen said she would like to see China work together with her organisation, and others, to get to the bottom of exactly how the virus was emerged.
“I think this is for all of us important, I mean for the whole world it is important. You never know when the next virus is starting, so we all want for the next time, we have learned our lesson and we’ve established a system of early warning that really functions and the whole world has to contribute to that,” Ursula said.
The EU official called for more transparency in the future and said governments needed to learn lessons from the current crisis.