The U.S. wants to send a team of experts to China to investigate coronavirus Epidemic Disease that China Describe the coronavirus as a plague, Mr. Trump, during his White House news conference on Sunday, said that he is not happy with China where the pandemic emerging December last year in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.
The US has launched an investigation into to check whether the deadly virus “escaped” from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. But China on Monday firmly rejected US President Donald Trump’s demand to allow an American team into Wuhan to investigate the origins of the novel coronavirus, saying China was also a “victim and not a culprit” of the covid-19. Mr. Donald Trump has repeatedly revealed disappointment over China’s handling of the coronavirus disease, alleged non-transparency and initial non-cooperation from Beijing with Washington on dealing with the crisis.
Countering US politicians’ assertions that China should be sued for so many deaths in the world, Geng said, “I don’t remember there are any precedence” for such a prosecution.
The number of COVID-19 deaths in the US crossed 41,000 and the total infections were more than 764,000 so far. New York, the centre point of the deadly COVID-19 in the US, has 2,42,000 cases and over 17,600 fatalities so far.
Pointing to H1N1 influenza which was detected in US 2009 as well as HIV/AIDS and the 2008 financial crisis in America which turned into global economic crisis, Geng asked, “did anyone ask US accountability?”
He also turned down Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne’s call for an international inquiry into coronavirus including its origins in China.
Payne said there should be a global inquiry without the involvement of the World Health Organisation (WHO) which has been accused by America of siding with China.
Geng said, “the remarks by FM of Australia are not up to the mark which has not base of evidence. We express grave concern and firmly reject that”.
He said China’s performance in containing the virus is “well recognised. Any doubt of transparency is not in line with the facts and also disrespects the arduous efforts and huge scarifies made by Chinese people”.
China Point of view Against all the issue
About allegations that the virus originated in Wuhan, Geng said “origin of virus is a serious scientific issue, which requires an assessment from scientists. We hope Australia (will) look at the issue in objective and meticulous manner.”
On French scientist Luc Montagnier’s winner of Nobel prize comment that the covid-19 virus came from a lab, and is the result of an attempt to manufacture a vaccine against the HIV/AIDS, Geng said a number of scientists and the WHO said there is no evidence for such an allegation.
Citing the interview of Yuan Zhiming, of the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), Geng said he denied that the covid-19 has escaped from the lab. Yuan said such allegations are “entirely based on speculation.