A Russian deputy does not rule out US involvement in the coronavirus epidemic in China for having a history of creating and using biological weapons.
“As for the version that is really being expressed, even at the expert level, regarding the possibility of US participation in what is happening today in China, it is not a secret that several countries have developed biological weapons,” said the first vice president of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Lower House (Duma) of the Russian Parliament, Dmitri Novikov.
In this way, the Russian deputy commented on the accusations of the United States that Russia is behind a disinformation campaign about the coronavirus that promotes the theory Washington is behind the outbreak of this virus, known as Covid-19.
“USA is not last in terms of the development of biological weapons. When relevant advances are underway, there are many stakeholders involved in these developments to implement their research and see what happens,” he explained.
Novikov said that sooner or later everything will come to light and what today sounds like an assumption can be confirmed over time.
On the same day, the spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova, considered “deliberately false” the accusations against her country regarding “anti-US information” about the new coronavirus.
The US Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, indicated earlier this February to the Chinese newspaper Global Times that he saw the virus as an opportunity, as it could help the recovery of jobs in the US in the middle of the commercial war that Washington has with Beijing.
The Ministry of Health of China has confirmed this Sunday that there are already 2442 people who have died and 76,936 infected by the outbreak of the new coronavirus, which erupted on December 2019 in the Asian country.
Although the epicenter of the coronavirus is in the city of Wuhan and most cases are registered in China, endemic cases have been detected in other countries in Asia, Europe and America.
The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday that the time to eradicate Covid-19 “narrowed” and expressed concern about cases without “clear epidemiological link” outside of China.
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Featured image: Chinese doctors looking at a CT image of a lung in a hospital in Xiaogan, in Hubei Province, February 20, 2020. (Photo: AFP)
Translated by JRE/EF