US President Donald Trump today blamed "China's incompetence" in managing the covid-19 pandemic for "mass deaths worldwide."
"A madman in China just released a statement blaming everyone but China for the virus, which has already killed hundreds of thousands of people," Trump said on his personal Twitter account today, without saying who he was referring to.
"Please explain to this lunatic that it was‘ the incompetence of China ’and nothing else that caused this massacre around the world," wrote Trump, repeating an idea that he has been highlighting in recent weeks.
A week ago, Trump threatened to cut off all relations with China and said he would not speak to Chinese President Xi Jinping for the moment because of the way the Asian country has dealt with the pandemic that originated in the city from Wuhan.
The Chinese Government claims that it has always behaved correctly, since the beginning of the pandemic, and that it transmitted all the data to the World Health Organization (WHO) as soon as possible.
Trump also accuses the WHO of being at the service of China, having announced the temporary suspension of U.S. financial contributions to this United Nations agency, whom he gave a month to initiate reforms and achieve significant results.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed more than 323,000 deaths and infected almost 4.9 million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.8 million patients were considered cured.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent is now the one with the most confirmed cases (about 2.2 million versus more than 1.9 million on the European continent), although with less deaths (130,000 more than 168,000).
To combat the pandemic, governments sent 4.5 billion people home (more than half of the planet's population), paralyzing entire sectors of the world economy, in a “great confinement” that several countries have already begun to alleviate in the face of declining prices. new contagions.