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Global independent inquiry into the coronavirus set to pass

More than 100 countries will co-sponsor a motion calling for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus, clearing the way for the measure to pass the World Health Assembly.

In a major strategic victory for Australia, an updated draft motion will now be co-sponsored by 116 of the assembly’s 194 member states, according to sources familiar with the negotiations.

  • Anthony Galloway and Eryk Bagshaw
  • Brisbane Times

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne hailed the move as “a win for the international community and Australia”.

Senator Payne said Australia was “very encouraged by the growing levels of support for the…

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