The USA has already delivered to China almost 17.8 tons of masks, bathrobes, bandages, and respirators
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced WashingtonвЂ™s readiness to allocate $100 million to China to help combat the 2019-nCoV virus outbreak. A statement by the head of the US Foreign Ministry was circulated by his press service.
вЂњThe United States government announces that it is ready to spend up to $100 million to help China and other affected countries, both directly and through international organizations, to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and to combat it,вЂќ the document says. It also indicates that earlier this week, US authorities facilitated the delivery to China of вЂњalmost 17.8 tons of donated medical supplies, including masks, robes, bandages, and respirators.вЂќ вЂњThese donations reflect the generosity of the American people,вЂќ says the US State Department.
In turn, U.S. President Donald Trump said he did not agree with allegations of possible concealment by China of the state of emergency caused by the spread of the 2019-nCoV virus. Talking to reporters at the White House before traveling to North Carolina, he answered negatively to a direct question on this subject. In addition, the American leader expressed confidence that вЂњChina is working very hardвЂќ to curb the spread of the virus.
вЂњI had a very good conversation with President Xi (President of China Xi Jinping), and we talked mainly about coronavirus. They work really hard, I think they are very professional. They keep in touch with the World Health Organization and the US Centers for Control and Prevention diseases. We work together. The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also work with them. I had a great conversation with President X last night. False, but, in my opinion, they work very well I think China will be very good to work in this direction вЂњ, -. Trump said.
As you know, in China, Dr. Li Wenliang died, who was one of the first to report the spread of the unknown virus and was detained by the Chinese police. After receiving a reprimand, Li Wenliang returned to work. On January 10, he treated a woman for glaucoma who later discovered a new type of coronavirus, 2019-nCoV. As a result, the doctor, as well as his parents, became ill.
In connection with the death of doctor Li Wenliang, the Chinese Communist Party Central Discipline Inspection Commission will send an inspection team to Hubei Province to investigate the reasons why local authorities ignored the doctorвЂ™s statement at the early stage of the outbreak.
The Chinese authorities at the end of December 2019 recorded an outbreak of pneumonia caused by the 2019-nCoV virus in the large city of Wuhan. In addition to China, the disease was detected in another 24 countries, including Russia. WHO recognized the outbreak as an international emergency. According to recent data, the number of virus infections in China has exceeded 31.1 thousand, more than 630 people have died, more than 1.5 thousand have recovered.