The Chinese government and the Communist party of China had not informed the international community about the threat of the spread of coronavirus. This was the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in an interview with German newspaper Bild, a transcript of which 13 were published on the Department’s website.
“We regret about the epidemic, which began in the Chinese city of Wuhan, China, not reported promptly. The Chinese government, the Communist party of China did not provide this information in a timely manner. It is very unfortunate… This poses a real threat to the world,” he said.
Pompeo also said that the perpetrators of the beginning of the epidemic should be punished.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in Wuhan. Thus in March, the media wrote that the first cases of the coronavirus in the country was registered in mid November 2019, not at the end of December, when it was announced by the Chinese authorities.
March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, 14 April coronavirus infected of 1.97 million, 124 thousand died, 467 thousand recovered.