For a long time, the Chinese authorities have been concealing and destroyed data on the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19 in Wuhan, which has already taken more than 243,800 people in the world. This was reported by the Australian news agency The Daily Telegraph, citing a report from the Five Eye intelligence alliance (USA, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the UK).
According to the publication, the document, which consists of 15 pages, states that the country was hiding information about the virus, "forcing doctors to remain silent or disappear."
Authorities destroyed biomaterials from laboratories and refused to provide samples to international specialists working on the vaccine.
According to the dossier, Chinese scientists at the beginning of December had evidence of the property of Covid-19 being transmitted from person to person, however, official Beijing recognized this fact only on January 20.
It is also alleged that in 2013, Chinese scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology under the guidance of Professor Shi Zhengli found samples of coronavirus in a cave in Yunnan province, which was similar in composition to Covid-19.
After that, they were engaged in the synthesis of coronavirus obtained from the body of bats. However, the dossier notes that now scientists are denying the leak that occurred to them since the SARS-CoV-2 genome was not like the virus samples from the laboratory.
According to Fox News, U.S. intelligence does not confirm the existence of the 15-page document, but a senior official told the channel that the information presented is consistent with US intelligence that China knew about the transmission of the virus from person to person before it was officially recognized.
At the same time, intelligence data differ in estimates of the origin of the virus. Thus, Australia supports the version of China about the emergence of the virus on the market in Wuhan, while US intelligence does not agree with this.
As we reported earlier, China has rejected numerous requests from the World Health Organization to allow it to participate in the investigation of the origin of COVID-19.