The Chinese authorities have deliberately concealed important scientific information, and suppressed the dissemination of information about the outbreak of coronavirus at an early stage. To such conclusion came the community of intelligence agencies of five Western countries – the U.S., Australia, Canada, the UK and New Zealand (the Alliance known as Five Eyes). The 15-page report, the intelligence community was in possession of the British newspaper the Daily Telegraph.
In December 2019 PRC authorities knew about the transmission of the novel coronavirus from a man (officially it was recognized only 20 January 2020), and by 27 December, there were already 180 infected.
Beijing officially notified the world health organization about the outbreak on December 31. On the same day, according to intelligence, Chinese censors began to remove from the Internet search all mentions of the phrase “variation of SARS”, “the Wuhan market” and “Wuhan unknown pneumonia”.
1 Jan market “huanan” in Wuhan was closed without warning, which excluded the possibility to take samples from animals and determine which of them could be a vector of the virus.
January 2, the health Commission of Hubei province ordered genetics testing new virus and destroy all specimens. A day later, on January 3, the national Commission of health of China has disposed to translate the country’s virus samples in certain government agencies or to destroy.
Doctors who dared to publish information about the outbreak, intimidated and persecuted, the report said. Scientific articles began to be checked by the Ministry of science and technology before printing. The structure of the new virus for a long time it was forbidden to disclose, and the laboratory that conducted research on the early samples, has been temporarily closed “for further information”.
In the files of the intelligence services says that until the twentieth of January, the government of XI Jinping strongly blocked information about what is happening in Wuhan and rejected calls by the international community to the study of what is happening.
In February, Beijing pressured the US, Italy, India, Australia and other countries, negating the need for the restriction of movement, although the town of Hubei province have been closed for quarantine. The intelligence community concluded that the Chinese authorities have shown the hypocrisy and at least negligence before the threat of the spread of the deadly disease in the world.
March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. According to data from the American Johns Hopkins University, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 3.44 million people, including more than 244 million died.
The U.S. intelligence report, the contents of 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.
Vice-President Mike Pence in an interview with CNN on April 1 said that the whole world could be in a better position if Chinese authorities were “more candid”. Available data suggests that the Chinese are faced with a new virus in December, and a month earlier, said Penny. April 23, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo expressed confidencethat the Chinese Communists “will answer for what happened.”