China’s slowness in sharing information on coronavirus has created risks for people around the world, said US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Beijing of hiding important information about the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic from the world. He stated this on March 25 on the Washington Watch radio broadcast, the decoding of which is published on the Department of State website.
Pompeo said Beijing’s slowness in sharing information about the virus has created risks for people around the world. In his view, this “really endangered thousands of lives.”
Russia, Iran and China continue to conduct disinformation campaigns, the US Secretary of State said. He expressed the hope that all countries would provide accurate information on the number of coronavirus infected.
“I am worried that this cover-up, this misinformation, which the Chinese Communist Party is engaged in, is still depriving the world of the necessary information so that we can prevent the recurrence of new cases,” Pompeo added.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in China. March 11 World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. By given the American Johns Hopkins University on March 26, the total number of infected in the world exceeded 466 thousand, of which more than 21 thousand died, about 114 thousand recovered. In particular, in China, more 81 thousand people 3285 have died. In the US, more than 65 thousand people fell ill, more than 900 of them died.