U.S. Secretary of state also noted that “China acted too slowly in providing important information that the virus can be transmitted from person to person.”
NEW YORK, April 14. /TASS/. US “in good time” will bring to account those who did not fully provide information on the coronavirus, or spreading disinformation on this account. This was stated by U.S. Secretary of state Michael Pompeo in an interview with us radio’s Good Morning Orlando, the text of which was circulated on Tuesday, the us Department of state.
Pompeo was asked whether the US “punish” China for concealing information about the coronavirus.
“President trump talked about it, and I’m quite sure that when the time is right, then those who acted wrong, or misled, or did not properly information, as well as those who participated in the campaigns of misinformation will be held accountable,” said Pompeo.
In an interview with another program — The Morning News — the text of which is also distributed by the state Department on Tuesday, Michael Pompeo asked whether, in his opinion, China is responsible for the spread of coronavirus.
“there is still a lot of work to find out exactly what happened,’ he replied. — We know that the source of the pandemic was in Wuhan, in China, and we have started to collect the facts. We know that China acted too slowly in providing important information that the virus can be transmitted from person to person.”
the US President Donald trump has repeatedly expressed the view that the new type of coronavirus, outbreak which occurred at the end of 2019 in Central China and spread worldwide, should be called “Chinese virus.”
According to Johns Hopkins University in the US were more than 583,2 thousand cases of infection with coronavirus, died 23 709 people. Everything in the world since the end of last year, the coronavirus has infected more than 1.9 million people, about 120 thousand died from the effects of the disease caused by this infection.