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ITV discovers China's secret: Wuhan medics told to lie about COVID-19 outbreak

Christian Fernsby |
Chinese medics have been filmed undercover for the first time admitting they realised coronavirus could be transmitted between humans but were told by the government to keep quiet, <a href="" class="companylink" title="ITV">ITV reported</a>.

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Topics: CHINA    WUHAN   

or medics in Wuhan who witnessed some of the first cases of the virus were secretly filmed by a citizen journalist for an ITV documentary.

The medics said they were in no doubt how dangerous the virus was and that they were aware of deaths as early as the end of December 2019.

One said: "Actually, at the end of December or beginning of January, the relative of someone I know died of this virus.

"Many of those living with him were also infected, including people I know."

Another said: "We all felt there shouldn’t be any doubt about human to human transmission."

Speaking after Wuhan was released from lockdown, the professionals also outlined a cover-up by the Chinese government authorities from the start of the outbreak.

One added: "We knew this virus transmitted from human to human. But when we attended a hospital meeting, we were told not to speak out.

"The provincial leaders told the hospitals not to tell the truth."

They said authorities knew that new year celebrations in January would "accelerate the spread of the virus".

"People suggested at city level that it shouldn’t go ahead, but it did because such an event would present a harmonious and prosperous society," the medic said.

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