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FROM THE MOUTHS OF THE AUTHORITIES

PUBLISHED : Monday, 21 April, 2003, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 21 April, 2003, 12:00am
 

FROM THE MOUTHS OF THE AUTHORITIES


?China has timely reported the epidemic situation in China according to specific circumstances of the nation and relevant legislation?


Minister of Health Zhang Wenkang, April 3


?The atypical pneumonia situation is already under control and suspected cases are now decreasing? Beijing Mayor Meng Xuenong, April 12 ?Since the discovery of the Sars cases, I have felt very worried - I feel anxious for the masses? President Hu Jintao, April 13 ?The nation still faces a grave situation in trying to halt the spread of Sars? Premier Wen Jiabao, April 13 ?There must be an accurate account of the epidemic situation and reporting must be truthfully published.


?There must not be delay in reporting or any cover-ups?


Politburo Standing Committee statement, April 17


?We must not tolerate any delay in reporting, cover-ups or misleading reporting, or we will hold relevant officials responsible?


Premier Wen, April 18, two days before the Beijing mayor and the health minister were fired


?The Ministry of Health was not well prepared for an outbreak of a public health threat?


Gao Qiang, an executive vice-health minister, speaking to a press conference, April 20


?Some officials have covered up the epidemic because they believe their own performance is more important than the life of the people?


Xinhua, April 20


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