Chinese physician alleges COVID-19 cover-up; says Wuhan market was ‘clean already’

Beijing, July 27

A Chinese physician, who recognized early coronavirus circumstances in China, has accused the native authorities of a cover-up of the preliminary scale of the outbreak on the epicentre Wuhan, saying the proof was already destroyed once they went for investigation, in response to a media report.

Speaking to the BBC, Professor Kwok-Yung Yuen, a microbiologist, doctor and surgeon in Hong Kong, who helped to analyze the COVID-19 outbreak within the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan, stated the bodily proof on the Huanan wildlife market was destroyed and the response to medical findings was sluggish.

“When we went to the Huanan supermarket, of course, there was nothing to see because the market was clean already. So, you may say that the crime scene is already disturbed because the supermarket was cleared. We cannot identify any host which is giving the virus to humans,” Yuen was quoted as saying.

“I do suspect that they have been doing some cover-up locally at Wuhan. The local officials who are supposed to immediately relay the information have not allowed this to be done as readily as it should,” he stated within the report.

The coronavirus originated from the Huanan wildlife market in Wuhan in December final yr and has globally contaminated over 16 million folks and claimed the lives of greater than 648,000 folks and bringing the world financial system to a standstill.

According to the Johns Hopkins information, China has recorded 86,570 COVID-19 circumstances and 4,652 deaths.

Several nations, together with the US, have criticised China for not divulging details about the severity of the illness. However, China has denied the accusations of withholding info.

It can be accused of reprimanding Dr Li Wenliang and different whistleblowers in Wuhan who tried to warn medics in regards to the lethal virus.

Li, who was the primary to report in regards to the virus in December final yr, contracted the illness and died in February. — PTI

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