The U.S. uses the topic of coronavirus in the information space to weaken China’s economy, said Deputy Head of the International Committee of the Council of Federation Andrei Klimov.
“Information about the coronavirus in the media and internet space is speculatively overstated. Those who promote it in a negative, panicky way are in the English-speaking world. It’s obvious to me that it comes mainly from the US”, – Klimov told reporters on Wednesday.
According to the lawmaker, the U.S. contributes to “the weakening of the Chinese economy and shows that the stability zone is only America”.
Besides, the facts about the real threat of the disease are twitching, the MP added. “In almost a month and a half, about 500 people have died in China. At the same time, 14,000 people die every day in China from various causes”, – Klimov said.
“Is this the time to bury China and scream guard?”, – he expressed perplexity.
According to the politician, China is taking comprehensive measures to counter the spread of coronavirus, and not because it considers the threat gigantic.
“They understand that the sooner this topic comes to naught, the easier it will be for them to correct the situation”, – said Klimov.
According to the senator, China intends to buy the situation with Coronavirus on its territory by the end of February.
December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) on an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in Wuhan city in the central part of the country. Specialists have identified the pathogen – Coronavirus 2019-nCoV. The number of people infected on the mainland China exceeded 24.3 thousand, died 490 and another person died in Hong Kong. More than 170 people became ill outside the country, one of them died. WHO has recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international concern.