Selin ATAY-TDO- China criticized the U.S. for spreading fear in the wake of new coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan city last December.
Foreign Ministry Spokeswomen Hua Chunying told reporters that Washington did not extend any help to Beijing in its battle against the fatal coronavirus.
“Some countries, the U.S. in particular, have inappropriately overreacted, which certainly runs counter to the World Health Organization's advice,” Hua said.
“The U.S. government has not provided any substantial assistance to us, but it was the first to evacuate personnel from its consulate in Wuhan, the first to suggest partial withdrawal of its embassy staff, and the first to impose a travel ban on Chinese travelers,” the official said.
“All the U.S. has done is to create and spread fear, which is a bad example.”Hua summarized U.S. attitude towards the coronavirus
The outbreak has sparked panic across the globe with infections confirmed in countries, including Japan, South Korea, Thailand, the U.S., Singapore, France, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, India, Nepal, and Canada.