Thursday, December 3, 2020
Home News Reports China deliberately attempted to conceal crucial information about coronavirus outbreak: Report

China deliberately attempted to conceal crucial information about coronavirus outbreak: Report

The spy dossier put together by the intelligence agencies of the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand stated that despite crystal clear evidence of human-to-human transmission, China withheld the crucial information from the rest of the world until January 20, thereby catching many countries girding for the pandemic flat-footed

While China has employed a propaganda offensive to counter the increasing pressure mounted by a growing chorus of voices around the world blaming the country for unleashing the coronavirus pandemic, a report prepared by intelligence agencies of five different countries has claimed that China had deliberately resorted to falsehoods about the coronavirus outbreak that has wreaked havoc across the globe, killing more than 2 lakh people and affecting more than 3.4 million people globally.

The spy dossier put together by the intelligence agencies of the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand stated that despite crystal clear evidence of human-to-human transmission, China withheld the crucial information from the rest of the world until January 20, thereby catching many countries girding for the pandemic flat-footed. The report stated that China’s deliberate opacity in not revealing the full scale of the pandemic was an “assault on international transparency”.

“Despite the red flag raised by the officials in Taiwan as early as December 31 and experts in Hong Kong on January 4, China remained tight-lipped about the challenges posed by the infection,” the report observed.

Read- China deliberately glossed over the magnitude of Wuhan coronavirus outbreak: US Intelligence report

The report also pointed out China’s bungled approach initially in minimising the contagion and its heavy-handedness in targeting doctors and healthcare workers who dared to warn the world about the virus. The report notes that China had also denied providing samples to scientists working on the vaccine, claiming that there was the destruction of evidence in laboratories.

In a scathing account of China’s nebulous response to the coronavirus outbreak, the report highlights how China had downplayed the threat posed by the pandemic by stating that restrictions on the movement of people should not be followed by other countries while itself enforcing onerous strictures on its own people.

In an attempt to blame China for intentionally spreading the virus across the world, the report observed that millions of people were freely allowed to leave Wuhan after the outbreak and before a stringent lockdown was enforced in the city.

“Throughout February, Beijing dissuaded countries like the US, Italy, India, Australia, Southeast Asian neighbours from imposing extensive travel restrictions, even as the PRC imposed gruelling restrictions on its own people,” it added.

Read- Wuhan Coronavirus not a ‘natural virus’, but was leaked from a Wuhan lab by an intern: Read shocking revelations made in a report

The document, which was obtained by Australia’s The Saturday Telegraph, called attention to the fact that China also waged a digital war in fending off the criticism directed at it for messing up the coronavirus outbreak. It added how the People’s Republic of China’s Communist Party got removed terms like “SARS variation”, “Wuhan Seafood market” and “Wuhan Unknown Pneumonia” from the search engines as a part of its digital warfare to avoid accountability.

Earlier, in an article published by the Daily Mail hinted that the experiments were conducted on mammals captured more than 1000 miles away in Yunnan at the Wuhan-based laboratory. It has been rumoured that the researched were funded with a whopping USD 3.7 million grant by the US government for these experiments.

The UK government sources are seriously considering the fact that the pandemic could have touched off after an untoward accident that took place in the Wuhan laboratory. The Daily Mail report claimed that the experiment on bats was as part of a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health. It is conjectured that some researchers at Wuhan Institute of Virology could have become infected after being sprayed with blood containing the virus after which the local community got infected from the COVID-19 positive scientists.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

Darshan Pal, the coordinator of the farmer protests, was a founding member of Maoist organisation PDFI. Read details

Darshan Pal, who demanded special parliament session to repeal farm laws, was convenor of 51-member executive committee of Maoist group PDFI

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Raut gives bizarre analogy trying to defend party after Azan row: Here are 4 things that he could have meant

Sanjay Raut came up with an absurd analogy in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana to ward off criticism over azaan recitation competition

The return of ‘Award Wapsi’: As farmers protest continue, former Punjab sportspersons want to return awards

Punjab sportspersons have claimed that they will go to Delhi on 5th December and put their awards outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

Indonesian radical Muslims change words of Azan from ‘hurry to the prayer’ to ‘rise up for Jihad’: Here is what happened

A verse of the chant, which originally means “hurry to the prayer”, has been changed to “hayya alal jihad”, or “rise up for jihad” in Azan

Kangana Ranaut served legal notice for mistaking an elderly woman in farmer protests for Bilkis Bano of Shaheen Bagh

Kangana Ranaut had commented on Twitter that the Shaheen Bagh Dadi was available on hire for appearing in protests. She had deleted her tweet later.

Recently Popular

Ex-Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh joins Farmer’s protests, justifies “Indira thok di” comment

Multiple videos of Yograj Singh, Yuvraj Singh's father, have gone viral on social media where he has been giving provocative speeches amid the ongoing farmer protests

Indian man proposes to his Australian girlfriend during Ind vs Aus cricket match, here is what happened next

While India's performance has been below par, netizens found happiness in the unusual proposal that became the highlight of the match.

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Webchutney: A marketing company with a ‘liberal’ CEO that seems to be dragging Swiggy through the mud

Food delivery app Swiggy recently stoked controversy by responding to a troll account taking an extreme political side

No politicians, farmers only: Centre bars Yogendra Yadav from being a part of farmers’ delegation for the discussions

Yogendra Yadav, a political activist and self-proclaimed psephologist, had wanted to be a part of the discussion but the government objected to his presence.

After US elections, Facebook and Twitter are getting ready to interfere with Indian elections: Why the centre must take note before 2024

With Twitter's admitted Left-wing bias, nobody needs to wonder which side they would choose to censor and the trajectory is rather evident with the censorship of Malviya's tweet.

Darshan Pal, the coordinator of the farmer protests, was a founding member of Maoist organisation PDFI. Read details

Darshan Pal, who demanded special parliament session to repeal farm laws, was convenor of 51-member executive committee of Maoist group PDFI

Govt of India orders Wikipedia to remove an image showing wrong map of Jammu and Kashmir

This matter was flagged by a Twitter user asking government to take action against Wikipedia for displaying a wrong map of India

‘Jinnah did everything that is banned in Islam’: Images of alcoholic drink ‘Ginnah’ named after Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah go viral

A photo of a gin bottle 'Ginnah', eponymously named after Pakistan's founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, has gone viral on social media websites

Even pandering doesn’t get India Today a free pass: Here is why ‘liberals’ are today cancelling Rajdeep and Rahul Kanwal

'Liberals' are cancelling India Today, Rajdeep Sardesai and Rahul Kanwal over their coverage of the allegations against Shehla Rashid

Pro-AAP blogger Dhruv Rathee wants foreign interference in country’s internal matters to offer Indians a solution

Dhruv Rathee claimed that India’s institutions have already been hijacked and have become puppets at the hands of Modi government

Captain Amarinder Singh hits out at Arvind Kejriwal, Kejriwal hits back but ends up making no sense: Read what happened

Arvind Kejriwal accused Amarinder SIngh of playing 'low level politics', after Singh slammed him for notiyig a farm law they are opposing

Yogi Adityanath responds to Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut, busts claim about UP wanting to take film city away from Maharashtra

CM Yogi had announced that country's biggest Film City would be established at Gautam Buddh Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Raut gives bizarre analogy trying to defend party after Azan row: Here are 4 things that he could have meant

Sanjay Raut came up with an absurd analogy in Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana to ward off criticism over azaan recitation competition

Zombie Mink: Hundreds of mink carcasses emerge from the burial trenches in Denmark after mass-culling exercise

Dubbed as Zombie mink, the farm mink that were culled to prevent Covid-19 outbreak have 'emerged from their graves' in Denmark.

The return of ‘Award Wapsi’: As farmers protest continue, former Punjab sportspersons want to return awards

Punjab sportspersons have claimed that they will go to Delhi on 5th December and put their awards outside Rashtrapati Bhavan

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
492,287FollowersFollow
20,300SubscribersSubscribe