China has been criticized for breaking its “promise” to the WHO, a “secret” nation hiding a coronavirus epidemic World | News

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In the BBC documentary on the Chinese coronavirus cover-up, Lord Chris Patten said he was surprised at the extent of secrecy the Chinese Communist Party had displayed regarding the initial COVID-19 outbreak. Following the SARS coronavirus crisis, the World Health Organization is strengthening early warning rules so that any suspected epidemic is reported within 24 hours of its discovery.

Lord Patten said: “I was surprised how even the Chinese Communist Party has been so secretive about this given the experience of SARS.“Frankly, there have been thousands of people who have lost their lives or their livelihoods because China has not behaved as it promised to behave in the international health regulations. ”

On January 1, 2020, the WHO asked China about the mysterious illness in Wuhan.

However, China confirmed the disease two days later and took another 6 days to reveal it was a new coronavirus.

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China failed to contain the coronavirus and it spread across the world in the weeks and months that followed.

In March 2020, Europe was named the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The UK was put on lockdown in March to protect the NHS from being overwhelmed by the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

Currently Britain has the tenth highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

Globally, there have been over 16.5 million cases of COVID-19.

The death toll has reached over 650,000 people.

More than 10,000,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the world.

The United States has the most COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 4.3 million.



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