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Advisor to the President for national security Robert O’brien compared the reaction of China on the appearance of the coronavirus to respond to the Soviet disaster in Chernobyl. This writes the Politico.
According to him, the concealment of the epidemic, the Chinese authorities will go down in history along with similar reaction of the Soviet leadership to what happened at Chernobyl. He admitted that after 10-15 years of HBO, released the mini-series “Chernobyl” will shoot this film about coronavirus.
Answering the question of whether the concealed information of the government or local officials, O’brien said that Washington finds it difficult to answer this question, since Beijing kicked all reporters and not allowed to work with the investigators of the Center for control and prevention of diseases. “It does not matter whether it is the local officials or the Communist party of China, it was a cover, and in the end we’ll get to the bottom”, — he stressed.
Adviser to the head of state added that China had released a virus, “which has wiped out trillions of dollars in the American economy”, and Washington is now forced to spend money on the support of the citizens. “We want good relations with China and with the Chinese people, but unfortunately, we only see the actions behind the actions of the Communist party of China, which will make it difficult,” concluded O’brien.
In recent years the United States led by President Donald trump has repeatedly accused China of artificial creation of coronavirus and withholding vital information that allegedly led to the spread of infection in many countries.
Outbreak of pneumonia COVID-19 caused by a new type of coronavirus, was first recorded in December 2019 in Wuhan. On 11 March, the who announced that the situation can be characterized as a pandemic.
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant — one of the largest manmade disasters in history. April 26, 1986 fourth unit of the station, an explosion occurred, which was followed by the release of radioactive substances. Were exposed to the radiation of nearly 8.4 million people in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Set up around the plant so-called exclusion zone from which evacuated the two cities of Pripyat and Chernobyl, and 74 villages.
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