A chinese doctor, who diagnosed early COVID-19 cases in China, has accused the local authorities of a cover up of the initial stage of the outbreak of the epidemic at the epicentre Wuhan, saying that the evidence was destroyed when they went for investigation, according to the media source.
Speaking to the BBC News, Yuen Kwok-yung GBS JP a Hong Kong microbiologist, physician and surgeon who helped to investigate the Coronavirus outbreak in the chinese city of Wuhan, said that any physical evidence related to the virus outbreak at the Huanan wildlife market was destroyed.
When we went to Huanan seafood wholesale market, it was already cleaned nothing to see there. So, you may say that the crime scene is already disturbed because the supermarket was cleaned. We could not find any host which was giving the virus to humans, Yuen was quoted as saying.
I do suspect that they have been doing some cover-up locally at the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year. The chines officials who are supposed to relay the information have not allowed this to be done as readily it should be, he said.
Coronavirus emerged from the chinese Huanan wildlife market in the city Wuhan in December 2019 and has globally infected more than 16 million people and claimed the lives of more than 648,000 people.
Several countries including United States, Australia have criticised Chinese government for not handling peoperly by hiding the COVID-19 pandemic on it's initial stage. However, Chinese government has denied the accusations of withholding the information.
China is also accused of reprimanding Dr Li Wenliang and other whistleblowers in the chinese city of Wuhan who tried to warn medics about the Coronavirus.