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US accuses China of hiding information about coronavirus

US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — US Department of State head Mike Pompeo accused China of failing to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, CNBC reports.

Pompeo noted that the actions of the PRC authorities only stopped efforts to prevent the disease.

“The information we received at the beginning of this thing (outbreaks of the disease) was not perfect and led us to the point where most of the problems we are facing today have puzzled us,” said Pompeo.

According to him, US infectious disease doctors work differently, they work transparently and openly, so there should be an exchange of information.

Pompeo said it turned out to be “incredibly disappointing” to work with the Chinese government to obtain data on coronavirus, “which will ultimately be a solution to both getting the vaccine and reducing this risk.”

The number of people infected with coronavirus has increased to more than 95 thousand people with more than 3200 deaths. The vast majority of infections are still reported in China, where the virus arose in December.

The death toll from coronavirus in the United States has increased to 12, with more than 225 cases of the disease recorded throughout the country. The greatest number of cases was observed in the states of California and Washington.

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