7 The wet market in Wuhan, widely held to have been the source of the coronavirus, which was first detected at the end of last year Credit: Rex Features
It has also been revealed that a laboratory in Wuhan, not far from the now infamous wet market, had been studying deadly bat- derived coronaviruses.
The dossier, from the Five Eyes intelligence agencies of the US,
(Canada , the UK , Australia and New Zealand, stated that China ‘s secrecy surrounding the virus led to an “assault on international transparency”.
It said: “Despite evidence of human-human transmission from early December, PRC authorities deny it until January 30
“The World Health Organization does the same. Yet officials in Taiwan raised concerns as early as December , as did experts in Hong Kong on January 4. “
It has been claimed that:
China denied the virus could be spread between humans during the outbreak’s early stages
The Communist nation then took weeks to admit it could be passed on in this way