Dominic Raab

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The British foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said. that CLC country will not be able to maintain the old relationship with Beijing, reports “Interfax”. London, he said, need clarification on how the coronavirus led to the global crisis, on Thursday .

“No doubt, we can’t do business as usual after this”, – quotes the newspaper the Times his response to the question about whether there will be a “recalculation” in London’s relations with Beijing in connection with the pandemic.

“We have to ask hard questions about how it happened and why it was impossible to stop earlier,” said Raab.

Earlier, the former head of British intelligence Mi6 John Sawers accused the Chinese authorities that they hid information about the coronavirus COVID-19 in the initial stages of the epidemic. Similar accusations were made by the Pentagon chief mark Esper and the President of the United States Donald trump.

Chinese authorities believe the unproven theory that COVID-19 spread from the laboratory in Wuhan, reported Thursday by CNN, citing the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.