US Army may have injected coronavirus in Wuhan: Chinese FM spokesperson
Beijing : China and the US have started the war of words over the novel coronavirus pandemic with the former alleging that the American Army may have brought the virus to the outbreak epicentre, Wuhan.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson, Zhao Lijian tweeted the allegation late on Thursday night, referring to the US Centres for Disease Control director, Robert Redfield’s statement that some Americans who had died apparently died of influenza could have been infected by the novel coronavirus.
Zhao, spokesperson and deputy director-general of the information department of the foreign ministry, tweeted: “CDC was caught on the spot. When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected? What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!"