Wuhan COVID-19 data revision is in 'response to social concerns': FM spokesperson

2020-04-17 17:00:49CGTN Editor : Gu Liping ECNS App Download
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China said on Friday that the statistical revision of the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths by its central city Wuhan is in response to social concerns, shows transparency of information and does good for epidemic prevention and scientific decision-making.

Safety of life is the basic need and universal desire of the people, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said at a regular briefing, adding that the revision shows the credibility of the government.

There has never been a cover-up of the coronavirus outbreak in China and the government does not allow any cover-ups, stated Zhao.

On Friday, Mi Feng, spokesperson for National Health Commission, announced that as of Thursday, the total number of cases on the Chinese mainland had reached 82,692 with 4,632 deaths after the revision.


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