The African continent is far behind on vaccinations as richer countries keep doses for their citizens.
The U.N health agency also noted that COVID-19 cases rose by 8% worldwide and that there are now nearly 194 million infections.
The key difference between the two is that the transmission (from one human to another) in Covid is via air, breath and hand contact, which is much easier and common than body fluid transmission.
The proposal outlined by WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus included 'audits of relevant laboratories and research institutions operating within Wuhan'.
WHO's regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said mental health should be considered a 'fundamental human right', stressing how the virus had torn lives apart.
Prevalence of Covid Delta variant among specimens sequenced over past 4 weeks exceeded 75 per cent: WHO
The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update reiterated that the Delta variant is expected to "rapidly outcompete" other variants and become the dominant circulating lineage over the coming months.
National Health Commission Vice Minister Zeng Yixin said the lab in the city of Wuhan has no virus that can directly infect humans and that China does not accept the WHO plan.
The number of Games-linked COVID-19 cases in Japan this month was 79 on Wednesday, with more international athletes testing positive at home and unable to travel.
The minister said the data required for approval was submitted by Bharat Biotech International Limited to WHO on July 9.
The move comes amid several representations from pulses associations against the government's earlier orders limiting the stocks of pulses that wholesalers, retailers and millers could store.
The world moving towards the third wave of the pandemic should be seen as a red flag, as stressed by PM Narendra Modi, said VK Paul who heads the national task force on coronavirus.
WHO is asking actually China to be 'transparent, open and cooperate, especially on the information, raw data that we asked for at the early days of the pandemic'.
Many, including the World Health Organization, have been critical of the vaccine inequalities in the world as the vast majority of people in lower-income countries are still waiting on a first dose.
The World Health Organization reported Wednesday that deaths climbed last week after nine straight weeks of decline.
WHO says the easier-to-spread delta variant has now been identified in 111 countries since first being detected in India and it expects the variant to become globally dominant in coming months.