Coronavirus is ‘Made in China’, New Delhi: In the wake of the massive outbreak of coronavirus, US officials, according to reports, are hell-bent to prove that coronavirus is a China product. A report of the Associated Press claimed that Trump officials have repeatedly reminded people that the virus originated in Wuhan. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo referred to it as the ‘Wuhan coronavirus’. Also Read - Coronavirus Matter of Concern, Says EAM S Jaishankar; Advises Indians to Avoid Non-Essential Travel
Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has recently levelled charges that instead of using the best practices, the Wuhan outbreak was covered up. Also Read - Coronvirus Pandemic: Person in Attendance for India vs Australia ICC Women's T20 World Cup Final at The MCG Diagnosed With Coronavirus
“There’s lots of open-source reporting from China, from Chinese nationals, that the doctors involved were either silenced or put in isolation, or that sort of thing, so that the word of this virus could not get out. It probably cost the world community two months,” he said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Supreme Court Refuses Urgent Hearing on Plea to Postpone IPL-2020 Amid Scare
The epicentre of the global coronavirus, China, has reported fewer number of new cases but said that now China is importing more cases from abroad. Another 11 people died, the lowest daily increase since late January, bringing the toll in China to 3,169 deaths, according to the National Health Commission.
There were only eight new cases in Wuhan, the city where the virus first emerged in December before growing into a national crisis and a pandemic. It is the first time that new cases in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province, have fallen to single-digits since figures started to be reported in January.
(With Agency Inputs)