Australia stressed finding the source of the deadly coronavirus on Friday when its prime minister said the infection had affected all of humanity.
“There is also a clear mandate to identify the zoonotic source of the COVID-19 virus and how it can be transmitted to humans. Australia highly recommends this review, ”said Scott Morrison at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
The virus is causing disaster for the world and its people, he said. “We have to do all we can to understand what happened to nothing but prevent it from happening again.”
He detailed his country’s battle with COVID-19 and insisted that any possible vaccine should be available for the rest of the world.
“Whoever has the vaccine, share it with everyone and as Australians, we promise to do the same if we are able to deliver it first,” he said. “Our goal is simple: to deny the virus is the goal of destruction
visit us, for our lives and our livelihoods. “
He also reflected on the global health threat from COVID-19 and said, “We have all been reminded of the importance of multilateral cooperation.”
The pandemic has claimed more than 979,300 lives in 188 countries and territories since it was first reported in China last December. The US, Brazil, Russia and India are currently the worst affected countries.
More than 32 million cases have been reported worldwide, while more than 22 million patients have recovered, according to figures compiled by US-based Johns Hopkins University.