US urges China to provide access to the lab in Wuhan (Hubei province), which, according to one version, was the source of the outbreak of coronavirus. This was the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the 17 APR television Fox Business.
Pompeo said the administration of President Donald trump “consistently demands” from China to adhere to international norms. The outbreak of coronavirus, according to Secretary of state, is an example of China, these norms are not respected.
The official added that “this authoritarian regime had information” about the coronavirus, but Beijing and the world health organization “had not released this information into the international space”. Pompeo called it the cause of the pandemic COVID-19.
Commenting on the publication of Fox News that the first patient in China had contracted the coronavirus in Wuhan Virology laboratory, the Secretary of state said that the White house is “still trying” to secure admission of experts to the institution.
An outbreak of coronavirus began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. In late February – early March the epicenter of the epidemic has shifted to Europe, then to USA. By as on April 17, worldwide coronavirus has infected 2.2 million people died 149 thousand, 560 thousand recovered.
Since the beginning of the outbreak, the Chinese government was accused of downplaying the scale of the epidemic, as well as delayed information about the threat of infection.
Thus, on 15 April, the Associated Press reported that the Beijing six days kept silent about the fact that the virus can be transmitted from person to person, and therefore could trigger an epidemic. According to some experts, this “paved the way for the pandemic COVID-19”.
On 16 April, the TV channel Fox News, citing several sources familiar with the decisions of the authorities of China and had seen the relevant documents, reported that “patient zero” was an employee of the Wuhan lab.
Documents seen by the interlocutors Fox News, describe in detail how doctors in the lab trying to contain the spread of the virus in the early stages. While channel sources claim that the Wuhan market animals and seafood “huanan”, which is called the possible source of the virus, never sold bats, and suggest that Chinese authorities are specifically came up with this version in order to divert suspicion from the lab.
The US President Donald trump said that the United States “will examine this terrible situation.”
The foreign Ministry of China declared that the version about the leak of a coronavirus from laboratory of Wuhan has no evidence.