WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Beijing on Friday to make particulars of the emergence of the novel coronavirus “available to the whole world” after accusing the communist regime of initially protecting up the outbreak.
“The Chinese government was the first to know of this risk to the world. And that puts a special obligation to make sure that data gets to our scientists, our professionals,” Pompeo informed reporters on the White Home.
“This is not about retribution,” Pompeo stated. “We’re in a live exercise here to get this right. We need to make sure that even today, the data sets that are available to every country, including data sets that are made available to the Chinese communist party, are made available to the whole world. It’s an imperative to keep people safe.”
In an earlier interview on Fox Information, Pompeo stated Beijing “wasted valuable days” after figuring out the novel coronavirus by letting “hundreds of thousands” go away the epicentre of Wuhan to locations, together with Italy.
Printed in Daybreak, March 21st, 2020