China Admits Coronavirus Exposed ‘Shortcomings’ in Healthcare System

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China Admits Coronavirus Exposed ‘Shortcomings’ in Healthcare System

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9 May 2020

The coronavirus outbreak exposed “shortcomings” in China’s public healthcare system, a top health official admitted Saturday, saying that reforms are underway to improve the country’s disease prevention and control mechanisms.

China has faced criticism both at home and abroad for downplaying the virus and concealing information about the outbreak when it first emerged in the central city of Wuhan in December.

The virus has since infected nearly four million people worldwide — claiming more than 270,000 lives — and crippled the global economy.

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