Wang Yi pointed out that in the face of the unknown new coronavirus, China started epidemiological investigation as soon as the unidentified pneumonia was found, identified the pathogen at the first time, and shared the viral gene sequence with the world and other countries at the first time. After confirming the human to human transmission of the virus, the Chinese side also made the decision to close the channel for leaving China at the first time. Wuhan is a city with a population of 10 million, which is not an easy decision, but we still firmly made this choice in line with the principle of peoples life and health first. At the same time, the Chinese side launched a comprehensive first-level response in all provinces and cities throughout the country, quickly cut off the chain of virus transmission, and finally effectively defeated the epidemic. The World Health Organizations delegation to China agreed that the measures taken by China were very timely and effective, which not only prevented the spread of the epidemic in China, but also bought time for the whole world. Thats the basic fact.
Wang Yi said that there is no factual basis for the United States attempt to shift the responsibility of its own countrys ineffective response to the epidemic situation to China. On January 23, when the Chinese side closed the channel for leaving China and implemented a nationwide first-class response to prevent class A infectious diseases, there were only nine confirmed cases in countries and regions outside China and only one case in the United States. On January 31, the United States grounded direct flights between China and the United States. On February 2, the United States closed the border to all Chinese citizens. At that time, the United States announced only more than 10 confirmed cases. The timeline is clear. After China cut off the transmission route of the epidemic to the world, why did the epidemic spread in some countries? This is a question worthy of serious consideration and in-depth investigation. I believe that with the passage of time, the truth will become more and more clear.