Tuesday 2 June 2020 - 08:17

Trump's Remarks "Extremely Disrespectful" to China's Efforts Against COVID-19 Pandemic: Beijing

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Spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a news briefing while answering a relevant question, Xinhua reported.

Since the outbreak, the Chinese government has adopted the most comprehensive, rigorous and thorough measures in a timely manner to fully prevent the spread of the virus. These measures effectively broke the chain of transmission, made a tremendous contribution in maintaining global public health security and has been widely praised by the international community, Zhao said.

The actions of the Chinese government had directly led to a reduction of more than 700,000 potential infections, according to a research report by Science Magazine, Zhao added.

The confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States have exceeded 1.8 million with the death toll surpassing 100,000, which is about 22 times that of China's, the spokesperson stated.

"The statistics can prove that who is incompetent and inadequate in coping with the pandemic," noted Zhao.

Noting that the current domestic pandemic situation in the United States remains serious, Zhao said shifting blame to China can not get rid of the virus, nor can it save patients.

"We advise those in the United States who still attempt to pin labels and politicize the virus to focus on fighting their domestic pandemic," added the spokesperson.