U.S. compares Covid-19 pandemic to Chornobyl catastrophe
The White House representative accused Chinese authorities of concealing information about coronavirus
U.S White House national security adviser Robert O’Brien compared China’s response to the coronavirus outbreak to the response of the Soviet Union to the catastrophe at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 as The Hill reported.
“This was a virus that was unleashed by China. There was a coverup that someday they’re going to do an HBO show like they did with Chernobyl on this virus,” O’Brien said referencing the 2019 miniseries telling about the 1986 explosion at the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
O’Brien was asked whether he accused the Chinese government or local officials in the concealing information. “We don’t know, because they kicked out all reporters and they wouldn’t let [the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] investigators come in and they’re still stonewalling investigators,” he said.
“It doesn’t matter if it was local officials or the Chinese Communist Party, it was a coverup and we’ll get to the bottom of it eventually,” he added.
On May 24, 258 new cases of infection with Covid-19 were observed in Ukraine. The overall number of infected people currently makes 21,24. 623 cases proved lethal; another 7,234 people recovered.