“Comment” in the news

Example collocations

declined to comment
no comment
not comment
public comment
refused to comment

Publications and example sentences

Financial Express
· INSIGHT-More patients than beds in Mumbai as India faces surge in virus cases  
India’s health ministry did not respond to a request for comment on how it will cope with the predicted rise in infections, given that most public hospitals are overcrowded at the best of times.
The New York Times
· U.S. Bans Flights From Brazil, Where Pandemic Is Raging  
Mr. Bolsonaro’s office declined to comment, but his foreign relations adviser said that the ban had been expected and that it was little more than a formality.
Malay Mail
· Sevilla players warned by Liga chief after flouting lockdown rules  
Sevilla did not state whether the players would face disciplinary action and did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Bangkok Post
· Chaturon readies new party  
Mr Phumtham recently admitted he regularly met Mr Chaturon to discuss political issues, but declined to comment on the plan to set up a new party.
Malay Mail
· Philippines investigates suicide of maid at embassy shelter in Lebanon  
Neither the Philippine embassy in Lebanon nor the DFA were immediately available for further comment.
The Guardian
· Austria's president apologises for Covid-19 curfew breach – as it happened  
The decision follows comments by the national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, to CBS.
The Guardian
· Coronavirus live news: US bars travel from Brazil as British PM’s adviser reported to police over lockdown breach  
The decision follows comments by the national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, to CBS.“We hope that’ll be temporary, but because of the situation in Brazil, we’re going to take every step necessary to protect the American people,” O’Brien said.
Malay Mail
· Financial Times: UK’s Sunak authorises bailout plan to rescue strategically important companies  
It did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment late yesterday.
Malay Mail
· French interior minister slams top actress over 'shameful' police criticism  
PARIS, May 25 — France's interior minister yesterday accused a top French actress of Algerian origin of making “deceitful and shameful” comments after she accused the police of systematic racism.
CNA
· UK's Sunak authorises bailout plan to rescue strategically important companies  
It did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment late on Sunday.