China will provide $2 billion worth of international assistance over two years to support countries affected by the coronavirus epidemic.
This was stated by President Xi Jinping at the opening of the 73rd World Health Assembly, held in a video conference format.
вЂњChina will provide international assistance in the amount of $2 billion over two years, aimed at supporting countries affected by the epidemic, especially developing countries, in their fight against coronavirus and the resumption of socio-economic development,вЂќ Xinhua News Agency quoted Xi.
For the first time, the coronavirus was recorded in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the first reports of infected appeared in December 2019.
According to the official version, the first infection occurred in the city market of exotic animals. Within a few months, the virus spread rapidly across all continents.
The number of infected has exceeded 4.7 million people worldwide. More than 315,000 patients have died.
US President Donald Trump accuses China of refusing to cooperate in investigating the causes of the pandemic and said that he was ready to consider the imposition of sanctions against China.
The US authorities accuse Beijing of at least a late response to the coronavirus, which led to a global pandemic, as well as withholding information about the real situation in China.
Media close to the Republicans accused China of artificially creating a deadly virus at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but the WHO and doctors are skeptical of such reports.
On May 3, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated that there was вЂњhugeвЂќ evidence that the WUHAN Institute of Virology, and not the local wildlife market, was the source of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
The Daily Telegraph, a British newspaper, has published a report stating that Chinese authorities have been hiding and destroying data on a coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan for a long time. This conclusion came from intelligence five western countries.