US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said Fox News on April 23 that China was the reason for the “immense suffering” of many people and the “huge problems for the world and the American economy”, because in time has not informed the international community about the threat of the spread of coronavirus.
He stressed that the issue of cooperation with the Chinese government there is still no “complete transparency”. Pompeo said that is concerned that “there are things which we do not know”.
The purpose of the administration of Donald trump at this stage is to stop the spread of the coronavirus, to revive the economy and “getting the facts [about the outbreak], which do not exist,” said Pompeo.
He expressed confidence that China will be responsible for the incident.
“I am absolutely sure that the Communist party of China will pay the price for what they have done here, of course, [it will come] from the United States. I don’t know exactly what form it will take”, – said the diplomat.
Pompeo previously criticized China and said that he hid information about the coronavirus. But, as noted by the TV channel CNN, in an interview with Fox News, Secretary of state for the first time said that China should be responsible for a pandemic.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019. 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 this was announced by the Chinese authorities. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
In China, assure that timely informed about the coronavirus and the world health organization and other countries, including the United States. “The United States have unfettered access to information and data from China”, – said April 22, foreign Ministry spokesman China Geng Shuang.
For information, American University, Johns Hopkins, coronavirus in the world were infected, with more than 2.7 million people, more than 190 thousand of them died, and 743 thousand recovered. USA are most affected by the coronavirus of the country – there were the greatest number of infected and dead (more than 869 million and 49.9 per thousand, respectively).
According to the forecasts of international rating Agency S&P Global Ratings, because of the coronavirus, the world economy in 2020 will fall by 2.4%.