"The report also says China held away advising the World Health Organization the coronavirus" was a contagion" for much of January so that it might dictate medical supplies from overseas - which its imports of face masks and surgical gloves and gowns improved sharply. It attempted to cover up doing so by "denying there were export restrictions and obfuscating and delaying provision of its trade data", the analysis states.
Pompeo said on Sunday there was "a significant amount of evidence" that the new coronavirus emerged from a Chinese laboratory, although he also said he did not dispute USA intelligence agencies' conclusion that it was not man-made.
"These aren't the very first occasions that we have had a planet vulnerable to viruses as a outcome of failures at a Chinese laboratory", Pompeo explained.
These were the details of the news Pompeo says "enormous evidence" virus came from Wuhan lab for this day.
"The intelligence community concurs with the wide scientific consensus that the COVID-19 virus was not man-made or genetically modified", he said.
The report comes as speculation mounts that the novel coronavirus may have leaked from a top research lab in Wuhan, which was known to be analyzing viruses from bats.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Image Getty
"The Chinese Communist Party continues to block access to the Western world, the world's best scientists, refusing to cooperate with world health experts to figure out exactly what happened", tweeted Pompeo.
The theory that the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) has been repeatedly promoted by the United States administration. USA media Buzzfeed revealed how some American right-wing and anti-China politicians concocted the conspiracy theories for their own political goals by shifting blame onto other nations. The document reportedly alleged that Chinese leaders "intentionally concealed the severity" of the new coronavirus.
"All the money that people think they made by making deals with China before, now they've been eclipsed many fold by the economic damage" from the pandemic, the official said.
Raddatz alluded to unspecified "intelligence officials. saying that the Chinese government intentionally concealed the severity of Covid-19 from the global community in early January while it stockpiled medical supplies". On January 20, China told the world SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2), the virus that causes COVID-19, is transmissible from person-to-person.
The "Five Eyes" Alliance is made up of the five English speaking countries- the United States, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada and their report is calling China's handling of the virus that started a pandemic "an assault on global transparency".
The President lashed out at the United Nations agency for blindly regurgitating information from Beijing and said it has "missed every single call".
The pandemic has so far infected more than 3.4 million people and killed more than 243,000 around the world, while also fuelling conspiracy theories about its origin.
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