Calls for international investigation into source of coronavirus

There are calls for an international investigation into the source of coronavirus.

Several Tory MPs are demanding an inquiry into the origins and development of the outbreak and have accused China of falsifying data.

Foreign Affairs Select Committee chairman Tom Tugendhat’s call for an inquiry has received the support of Defence Select Committee chairman Tobias Ellwood.

Ellwood implied China has tried to conceal what’s really going on, and said this attitude needs to change so the world can be prepared in the future.

Mr Ellwood said he agreed with Mr Tugendhat and added: ‘There’s been no effort to establish who was patient zero, where ground zero was and true cause.

‘With no lessons learnt from SARS – other than attempting to hide outbreak from the world, China must change. A virus will strike again.’

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Lizzie Day