United States President, Donald Trump, has warned the China will face grave consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic. that has killed hundreds of thousands of people world wide.
Trump said he doesn’t rule out that virus was spread — accidentally — from a laboratory researching bats in Wuhan but has admitted that China should suffer consequences over the pandemic if the US finds out that China purposely released the virus.
“It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t,” Trump told reporters at a White House briefing. “And now the whole world is suffering because of it.”
“We asked to go in early. And they didn’t want us in. I think they knew it was something bad and they were embarrassed.”
“They said they’re doing an investigation,” the president continued. “So let’s see what happens with their investigation. But we’re doing investigations also.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian has rejected reports that the virus which has left more than 157,000 people dead around the world was created by the Chinese military .
Trump also cast doubt on figures released by the Chinese government saying the country has suffered just 0.33 deaths per 100,000 people.
The United States, according to a chart displayed at the briefing, has had 11.24 deaths per 100,000 people while France has had 27.92 and Spain 42.81.
Trump also cast doubt on official Chinese figures showing the country has suffered just 0.33 deaths per 100,000 people.