lørdag 14. mars 2020

Coronavirus: Xi says the tide has turned, but people deserve the truth about China’s response

As the spread of the deadly coronavirus sharply slowed across China since early this month, expectations rose that President Xi Jinping would soon visit Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei province, where the epidemic first started. So Xi’s arrival on Tuesday should have come as no surprise, as it was meant as a clear message that China is winning the “People’s War” against the disease that has infected more than 80,000 people in the country since December, killing more than 3,000.

He claimed China’s draconian measures – including locking down the entire province, which has a population of 60 million people – had achieved initial success in “stabilising the situation and turning the tide”.