China must be acountable for its secrecy, deception and cover up that allowed it to spread the Coronavirus all over the world, US President Donald Trump has said, upping the ante on Beijing over its handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Addressing the nation for a second time in as many days on the occasion of 244th Independence Day on Saturday, President Trump touted the Country's progress against the COVID-19 outbreak.
We have the manufacturing record for ventilators. We have the most and finest testing anywhere in the world. We are producing masks, surgical equipments and gowns in our country..It was almost exclusively made in foreign lands, in particular, China, where the Coronavirus came from, Mr President said in his address from the lawns of the White House.
China's secrecy, deception and cover-up allowed the COVID-19 to spread all over the world, 189 countris and China must be held fully accountable for this, President Trump said.
Praising America's scientific brilliance, Trump said on Saturday that the United States will likely have a vaccine solution for the Coronavirus long before the end of the year.
President Trump has expressed disappointment over China's handling of the Coronavirus outbreak in the past. In May, he said that it was the incompetence of Beijing that led to the mass killing across the globe.
China has denied United States claim of covering up the extent of its COVID-19 outbreak and has accused the United States of America of attempting to divert public attention by insinuating that the virus originated from the chinese city of Wuhan.
China was the first copuntry in the world to report the Coronavirus in the WHO, and it doesn't mean that the virus originated from the China...There has never been any concealment, and we'll never allow any concealment, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian said in a statement in April.