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Stop politicizing the search for the origin of COVID-19 – South Africa’s ruling party

South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), has called for an end to the politicization of the origins of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Lindiwe Zulu, chairman of the ANC National Executive Council’s sub-committee on international relations, announced the party’s position on Friday.

Zulu said that while the ANC supports scientific investigations into the origins of COVID-19, they should not be politicized.

She expressed concern about the “politicization” of the investigation into the origins of COVID-19.

“Research into the origins of the virus is important from a scientific and global health policy perspective and it should not be used as a smokescreen for a geopolitical dispute that has nothing to do with ending the pandemic or understanding how to prevent future pandemics. Zulu said.

She said COVID-19 “has killed many people and led to vaccine nationalism” in high-income countries.

She therefore urged countries to rebuild solidarity “because it is the only way to effectively fight against the spread and destruction of the virus”. (Xinhua / NAN)

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