US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that "China's inefficiency" in managing the emerging Corona virus crisis had "killed" a large number of people in the world.
"A fool in China published a statement accusing everyone, with the exception of China, of spreading the epidemic that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives," Trump wrote in a tweet.
"I would be grateful if you could explain to this fool that China's inefficiency, and nothing else, caused this global mass killing!"
The US President stresses for several weeks that the heavy toll of Covid-19 - which is more than 320,000 deaths in the world - could have been avoided if China acted responsibly since the virus appeared in Wuhan.
A week ago, he threatened to cut all ties with the Chinese giant and confirmed that he did not wish at this time to talk to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
Trump made several accusations against China, including that it had tried to withhold evidence of human-to-human transmission, pressured the World Health Organization not to declare the outbreak of an emergency, refused to share data and samples, and did not allow its scientists to be interviewed and access to its facilities.
China responded on Tuesday, with its Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Legian saying the message was full of slander.
Beijing has accused Trump, who heads the worst-hit country globally, of the epidemic with more than 90,000 deaths recorded, of seeking to "shirk his obligations" toward the organization.
By : Nadeemy Haded