BEIJING, may 24 — RIA Novosti. foreign Minister Wang Yi has called the claims by Washington against Beijing due pandemic coronavirus devoid of legal basis and trampling international law.

“These “vexatious proceedings” against China, devoid of factual based, have no legal basis, no legal evidence, do not have international precedents, it is one hundred percent “product, has no certificate of quality”, — he said at a press conference.

“China adheres to the open position in question research cooperation with the international scientific community to study the source of the coronavirus. However, we believe that this process should be professional, fair and constructive. Fair — means that the search for the source of political interference must be eliminated,” — said the Minister.

Earlier, us state of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against China, accusing the country in a pandemic. Of the intention to file a similar lawsuit, said the authorities of the state of Mississippi.

new type of Coronavirus

on the eve of New year authorities of China reported to the world health organization that, in Wuhan city in Central Hubei province an outbreak of unknown pneumonia. Presumably, the source of infection was a local wholesale market, where, according to media reports illegally traded wild animals. Since the second half of January, many of the densely populated Chinese city was closed for quarantine.

Experts have established that the causative agent COVID-19 became the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 transmitted airborne by and remaining on the surface of objects. Soon the virus has spread to other countries, and in March, the who declared the outbreak a pandemic.

In recent months, in the first place the number of victims and infected the United States, in second place is Brazil. Also in the list of most vulnerable COVID-19 States include Russia, UK, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Turkey, Iran and India.

Just in the world of coronavirus infection have been exposed to 5.3 million people, including more than 342 thousand died.