He said in his tweet that the US military athletes participating in the Military World Games in Wuhan last year may have brought the virus into China.
Coronavirus started in December 2019 from the city of Wuhan, China. Since then, it's only spreading and getting worse. Many also think that this outbreak was on purpose. Though it originally started in China, Chinese officials claim that it may have first discovered in China but it doesn't mean it originated from there. Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, recently tweeted claiming the US Army to be behind the spread of this deadly virus.
Zhao Lijian, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wrote in his tweet on Thursday that the US Army might have "brought the epidemic to Wuhan."
"When did patient zero begin in US? How many people are infected?" Zhao wrote on Twitter. "What are the names of the hospitals? It might be US Army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! US owe us an explanation!"
Though the coronavirus started from the city of Wuhan, China and rapidly spread throughout the world. It looks like Chinese authorities are trying to push back this theory, They are claiming that the virus may have originated somewhere else.
Dr. Zhong Nanshan, a leading Chinese epidemiologist, said in late February that "though the COVID-19 was first discovered in China, it does not mean that it originated from China."
"No conclusion has been reached yet on the origin of the virus," Zhao told reporters, adding that "what we are experiencing now is a global phenomenon with its source still undetermined."
The Trump administration has laid the blame firmly at China's feet. "Unfortunately, rather than using best practices, this outbreak in Wuhan was covered up," the White House national security adviser, Robert O'Brien, told reporters on Wednesday.
"It probably cost the world community two months to respond," he added.
Geng Shuang, another Chinese foreign ministry spokesman, said O'Brien's "immoral and irresponsible" comments denigrated China's efforts to fight the virus.