The Ministry of defense said that Russia and China used the pandemic coronavirus to spread misinformation. About it said on the website of the Pentagon.
In particular, the Ministry noted cases when Russian media, Russia Today and Sputnik reported that hand washing is not effective against coronavirus.
The “other “alternative news source” in Russia announced that the pandemic was not that the deaths in Italy was because of the flu,” said Deputy assistant Secretary of defense Laura Cooper.
She also stated that in early January, Russian news agencies reported that discovered a cure for COVID-19 that turned out to be wrong.
“In addition, they said that American pharmaceutical companies were spreading rumors about the virus for business development. It is not,” added Cooper.
Deputy assistant Secretary of defense, Chad Sbragia noted that China is also involved in the process of misinformation about the coronavirus.
“It was a false accusation that COVID-19 started with the fact that a U.S. serviceman has somehow brought it to China. It was not true,” he said.
Flash COVID-19 began in December 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.92 million, including more than 458 thousand was cured, and 119 730 died.