Washington: US Senator Tom Cotton openly accused the Chinese regime and the state-run biological weapons program of being responsible for the Wuhan Coronavirus epidemic. ‘The advanced Chinese biological laboratory is only a few miles away from the seafood market, which is believed to be the place where the Wuhan Coronavirus originated. Everyone is wondering where it started. The onus of clearing the confusion with concrete proof lies with the Chinese agencies and the Communist party,’ Cotton said.
After the epidemic started last month, China’s stand was ambiguous and sparked suspicion. The country has not been able to provide detailed information on the novel Coronavirus to the international community even after one and a half months from the outbreak. At the same time, despite having enough human resources and funding, China has been inefficient in containing the infection. China is, therefore, facing open criticism, and Cotton’s allegations are a part of the sentiment.
Last month, Tom Cotton had made statements that voiced suspicion against China, and the Chinese Ambassador to the United States has responded to the comments. He claimed that the US Senator’s remarks were spreading doubt and the rumours were harmful as they may fuel hatred. Furthermore, he also affirmed that China was making all possible efforts to combat the virus. Nevertheless, in his reply, Cotton has once again targeted China.