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US Ambassador Blames China for Not Disclosing Information on Covid-19 Early On

US Ambassador Blames China for Not Disclosing Information on Covid-19 Early On (xinhuanews)

LONDON, NETRALNEWS.COM - The United States (US) Ambassador to London says China had endangered the world by hiding information about the coronavirus outbreak and allowing the virus to spread far beyond the country's borders.

"At first, China tried to silence the news," Ambassador Woody Johnson wrote in an article in The Times newspaper, published on Thursday.

Johnson said Beijing then shared important information selectively while blocking international health authorities.

"If only China had done the right thing at the right time, more people, and the whole world, might have avoided the most serious effects of this disease," he wrote.

"When the crisis finally subsides, we must calculate the consequences and evaluate the loss of this epidemic globally," Johnson said, as reported by Reuters, as quoted by Antara, on Thursday (03/26/2020).