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Oz PM urges WHO, UN to act against China’s wet markets

MELBOURNE: Australian PM Scott Morrison on Friday urged the WHO and the UN to act against China’s wet markets as they pose “great risks” to the health and wellbeing of the rest of the world.

A wet market in the Chinese city of Wuhan is believed to be the source of the coronavirus pandemic.

He stated that China-based “wet markets were a very real and significant problem wherever they exist” in an interview to a news channel on Thursday. “We all know that. And these wet markets can be a real problem when it comes to what can occur in those markets. And I think from a world health point of view, this is something the WHO should do something about,” Morrison said.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health.[1] It is part of the U.N. Sustainable Development Group. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency's governing structure and principles, states its main objective as ensuring "the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health." It is headquartered in GenevaSwitzerland, with six semi-autonomous regional offices and 150 field offices worldwide.

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