Official reports of the government of Wuhan in the first weeks of the outbreak of coronavirus have been false, new infections were avoided. On 16 may in an interview with CNN, said a leading Chinese epidemiologist, head of the special Commission against the spread of coronavirus the National health Committee Zhong Nanshan.
According to the Professor, to local authorities “did not like to speak the truth.” He noticed that a few days in a row in the reports from Wuhan said about 41 ill that it seemed suspicious. Doctors urban clinics had told him about a much larger number of cases of a new disease.
Zhong Nanshan has arrived in Wuhan on January 18 and demanded real figures. He claims that the officials agreed to this “reluctantly”. On 20 January it was reported already about 198 people infected, after which China recognized the possibility of transmission of coronavirus from person to person.
Statistics from Wuhan and other cities since January 23 is right, says the head of the Commission. On his initiative, 13 cities in Hubei province was effectively blocked. March 25 only limitations began to shoot.
Says Zhong Nanshan, the government has taken into account the lessons of the SARS epidemic of 2003, when several months of data on cases in China was suppressed.
In February from their posts was removed the heads of the committees of the Communist party of China in Hubei province and city of Wuhan.
Zhong Nanshan in 2003, we discovered coronavirus SARS-CoV that causes severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS. After the outbreak of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 83-year-old Professor joined the special Commission for the fight against the epidemic.
The US and some other Western countries have repeatedly accused the China that he had not warned the world about the seriousness of the outbreak. The US President Donald trump may 14, said that Washington can stop the relationship with China is because of suppressing the facts about the start of a pandemic coronavirus. According to the Associated Press, China a few days silentthat the virus can be transmitted from person to person and, therefore, could trigger an epidemic. According to some experts, this “paved the way for the pandemic COVID-19”.
The U.S. intelligence report, which became known to the Agency Bloomberg, said that China was hiding the extent of the outbreak of coronavirus, understating the number of cases and number of deaths.
According to data from the Chinese health Committee on may 17, in China the 82 identified 947 cases of infection with coronavirus, 4,634 people have died; it is already more than a month no recorded deaths.
Everything in the world, according to the estimates of the Johns Hopkins University, have been infected with a 4.64 million people, 311,8 thousand died.