Chinese Ambassador to the United States Cui Tiankai has cautioned against fueling panic and spreading dangerous bioweapon rumors about the Coronavirus’ unknown origins.
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. said it would be “absolutely crazy” to believe unsubstantiated rumors online while the entire global scientific community that is working day and night on the issue has yet to come a conclusion.
In Russia an increasing number of political commentators have to come to believe that the virus is a U.S. bioweapon ultimately directed at Russia.
Russian Defense Ministry published an article late last month titled “Coronavirus: American biological warfare against Russia and China.
The author begins by establishing alleged intent: the virus dealt a blow to the Chinese economy, which weakens Beijing’s negotiating hand in the next round of trade talks to follow the recent signing of the phase one deal between Washington and Beijing.
According to China’s National Health Commission Lethal viral outbreak, reporting 908 deaths and some 40,171 additional cases of infection throughout Sunday – the global toll now stands at over 40,000 cases with at least 904 fatalities.
Meanwhile China on Monday confirmed that two foreigners – a US citizen and a Japanese national diagnosed with new coronavirus pneumonia passed away in Wuhan, Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic which spread across China.
The prevailing pneumonia outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province in December. Experts have attributed the outbreak to a novel coronavirus that has since spread across China and abroad.