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Kremlin sees no reason to believe China concealed information on coronavirus

The presidential press secretary commented on reports that the US state of Missouri moved to sue the Chinese government

MOSCOW, April 23. /TASS/. The Kremlin sees no evidence to prove allegations that China concealed information on the coronavirus, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.

"We haven’t seen any strong argument to prove such allegations," he said, commenting on reports about the US state of Missouri’s move to sue the Chinese government over "an appalling campaign of deceit" related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Peskov pointed out that "the coronavirus is a common challenge for the entire mankind, the global economy and each and every country."

"President Putin strongly believes that it requires coordinated efforts to jointly defeat the coronavirus and gradually pull the global economy out of the crisis. This is why we maintain close contact with our Chinese partners," the Kremlin spokesman emphasized.