June 3, 2020 / 7:54 AM / a month ago

China rejects report that it delayed COVID-19 information sharing with WHO

BEIJING (Reuters) - 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 by the Associated Press, which said the WHO was frustrated by significant delays in information sharing by Beijing as the coronavirus outbreak took hold in China in January.

Reporting by Cate Cadell; writing by Se Young Lee; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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