China calls for thorough investigation of COVID-19 outbreak in U.S.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian has reiterated Beijing's call for a thorough investigation of the origin of the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S. He was responding to a question on remarks by White House press secretary Jen Psaki on tracing the virus's origin. Zhao said the probe should also cover the reasons and parties to be held accountable for the poor performance of the United States in epidemic containment. He also called on the international community to jointly urge Washington to support the investigation.

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