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7/29, 12:02 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Blinken, Tedros talk global pandemic preparedness

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus discussed opportunities for "building greater global pandemic preparedness and response capacity across the board," the State Department said on Wednesday.

"Secretary Blinken affirmed US support for the WHO's plans to conduct additional studies into the COVID-19 origins, including in the People's Republic of China, to better understand the current pandemic and prevent future ones," State Department Spokesperson Ned Price stated.

Earlier, Blinken claimed China has not been fully transparent on the outbreak of coronavirus and warned the US will hold Beijing accountable for the pandemic.

Breaking the News / JR