Raab sends warning to China, there needs to be a “deep dive” to the truth around the epidemic.

Mr Raab stated there would need to be a “deep dive” to the truth around the epidemic, which began from the Chinese city of Wuhan. The secretary had declared the UK will face three weeks under lockdown. 

While taking questions from the press yesterday, Mr. Raab explained: “I think there surely has to be a very, very deep dive following the event review of this course – including of the outbreak of this virus – and that I do not think we can flinch from that whatsoever. “It has to be driven by the science.” 

He said the UK had great co-operation with China in regard and in procurement of equipment. On the other hand, the temporary UK leader made it clear it won’t be business as usual once the lockdown is raised. “So we need to look at all sides of this and also do it in a balanced manner,” he added. “But there is no doubt we can’t have business as usual after this catastrophe, and we will need to ask the difficult questions about how it came about and how it couldn’t have been stopped earlier.” 

Beijing announced the World Health Organisation has found no signs coronavirus was man-made. The country has been fending off accusations that it was created in a laboratory in Wuhan. Among the greatest critics of China of the handling of the pandemic has been US president Donald Trump. 

Trump halted $500 million to the WHO after disagreeing about China’s role in the crisis. He announced that the US administration was “doing a very thorough examination of this horrible situation”. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Chinese “have to come clean” on what they understand. But China’s foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian informed Thursday’s daily briefing that WHO officials “have said multiple times there is no proof the new coronavirus was created in a laboratory”. 

The comments came after Mr Raab joined Trump in the G7 summit on the crisis and stood in for Boris Johnson. Speaking during the everyday Downing Street coronavirus briefing Mr Raab explained: “The one thing the coronavirus catastrophe has taught us would be that the value and the significance of international cooperation. “I’ve just been standing for the PM at the G7 meeting where we’ve been going through each of the areas in which the UK is supplying a leading role and working quite closely with all of our international colleagues.” 

The First Secretary of State stressed that the need for the response to be coordinated. “Leaders discussed the specific threat coronavirus presents to developing nations and agreed about the need to resist coronavirus in each country. “They committed to continue to encourage developing countries through technical assistance, multinational organisations and from ensuring governments around the globe have access to the medical equipment that they need. 

“G7 leaders also agreed about the significance of fiscal measures to defend the international market against the impact of coronavirus. The First Secretary of State welcomed the attempts which were made to organize economic responses, including agreements on debt relief earlier this week, and urged all countries to encourage long-term economic recovery.”

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