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China Rejects Report That it Delayed Covid-19 Information Sharing With WHO

Workers in protective suits collect swabs from senior high school students for nucleic acid tests at Hubei Wuchang Experimental High School before the students are set to return to campus on in Wuhan. (Image: Reuters)

Workers in protective suits collect swabs from senior high school students for nucleic acid tests at Hubei Wuchang Experimental High School before the students are set to return to campus on in Wuhan. (Image: Reuters)

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks during a daily briefing in response to a question about the report, which said the WHO was frustrated by significant delays in information sharing by Beijing as the coronavirus outbreak took hold in China in January.

China said on Wednesday a news report that said it delayed sharing Covid-19 information with the World Health Organization (WHO) is totally untrue.

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks during a daily briefing in response to a question about the report, which said the WHO was frustrated by significant delays in information sharing by Beijing as the coronavirus outbreak took hold in China in January.