An independent panel set up to review the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic will ask "hard questions" and has been assured of access to the records of the World Health Organisation (WHO), its co-chairs say.
"This is a strong panel, poised to ask the hard questions," co-chair Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a former President of Liberia, told a news conference.
It would examine "actions of WHO and their time lines pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic", she said.
Co-chair Helen Clark, a former prime minister of New Zealand, said: "For WHO, they have made clear that their files are an open book. Anything we want to see, we see."