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Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau says Canada supports the move by U.S. President Joe Biden to order American intelligence agencies to further investigate the origins of COVID-19. In an interview on CTV’s Question Period airing Sunday, Garneau said because the results of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) report released earlier this year on how the virus first spread to humans was largely inconclusive, a deeper probe is required. “It is important that we do the science to figure out where it originated from because it may happen again and so therefore we do support President Biden’s announcement earlier this week to investigate more fully,” he said. On Thursday, the Biden administration announced they would join other countries in the global call for China to be more flexible to determine how the outbreak started, not ruling out the possibility it originated at a Chinese laboratory. Biden asked U.S. intelligence agencies to report back within 90 days, and he told reporters he aimed to release their results publicly.

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