The renewed global call for a comprehensive study by the WHO into the origins of coronavirus, days after US President Joe Biden asked American intelligence agencies to "redouble" their efforts in investigating the emergence of the pandemic amid growing controversy about origins of the virus from a laboratory in China. In March, the World Health Organisation (WHO) came out with a report on the origins of the virus, but it had failed to meet the expectations of the US and several other leading countries. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the follow-up of the WHO report and further studies deserve the understanding and cooperation of all. "The WHO convened global research on the origin of COVID-19 is an essential first step. It stressed the need for next phase studies and further data and studies to reach robust conclusions.