US President Donald Trump has warned the China over COVID-19 outbreaks, he said China should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the coronavirus pandemic, as deaths in Europe approached 100,000.
“It could have been stopped in China before it started and it wasn’t, and the whole world is suffering because of it,” Trump said in his daily White House briefing, as US cases topped 730,000 and fatalities in the country approached 39,000.
“If it was a mistake, a mistake is a mistake. But if they were knowingly responsible, yeah, I mean, then sure there should be consequences,” Trump said.
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Just 16 new coronavirus confirmed cases arise in China on this Sunday, its lowest number since 17 March and down from 27 a day earlier. No new deaths were reported.