China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO: Report21 min read 02 Jun 2020, 08:12 PM IST
Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information
WHO officials were lauding China in public because they wanted to coax more information, the report said
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately," and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words."