At the end of November 2019, the US intelligence officials have warned that, in the Chinese city of Wuhan the infection broke out, changing the way of life and work of people and pose a threat to large population groups. This is with reference to four sources, on 8 April, reported the American TV channel ABC News.
Report National center for medical intelligence was the result of the analysis of the interception data of computer networks in combination with satellite images, it was about the uncontrollable nature of the new disease, said in a message channel.
Analysts have come to the conclusion that it could be a “catastrophic event,” said one of the sources. He added that the information in 2019 were reported on briefings at the White house, the Pentagon and the Department of military intelligence. The first detailed report of intelligence of the Ministry of defense to the President appeared in January, after the outbreak of the Wuhan registered the world health organization, told the ABC News.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 was recognized by the government of China in December 2019. To curb the spread of infection, in January, China introduced strict quarantine measures, 13 cities in Hubei province was effectively blocked.
March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
American intelligence believes that China is hiding the extent of infection by the coronavirus.
According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 1.47 million people, more than 317 thousand recovered and almost 87 thousand died.