Swine flu cover-up — China’s stiff warning – Straits Times

From the Straits Times, via Asia Media:

China vowed yesterday to punish officials who falsify or delay reports on a deadly swine flu that has infected at least 198 people and killed 36, while Hong Kong’s government adopted tough measures to guard against the disease.

…Media coverage of the outbreak has been restricted: Chinese reporters say they may no longer visit affected areas and newspapers have been told to publish Xinhua reports.

Still, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in a statement that China has done a good job of supplying information on the epidemic and taken extensive steps to block further infections.

August 2, 2005 11:59 AM
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