Vastavam web: In its latest attempt to shift the blame for the emergence of COVID-19, China on Friday claimed that the virus broke out in the other parts of the world last year. China’s statement stands in contrast to the widely-held view that the deadly contagion originated in Wuhan before eventually becoming a global pandemic. China has denied the US allegations that Coronavirus emerged from a bio-lab in Wuhan, and also rejected claims that it came from a wet market in the central Chinese city through bats or pangolins, before infecting humans.
Hua’s comments in response to US Secretary Mike Pompeo alleged that the ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) covered-up the impact of the disease which has killed over one million people worldwide. The coronavirus crisis was infinitely made worse by the CPC’s cover-up, Pompeo had said in Tokyo at the QUAD ministerial meeting of the US, India, Australia and Japan on Tuesday. The Chinese Foreign Ministry statement came as the World Health Organisation (WHO) was gearing up to investigate the origin of COVID-19 in the country.