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Chinese authorities classified studies on the origin of COVID-19

Chinese officials dispute Wuhan origin of the coronavirus | DW News

At the same time, the Chinese government is trying to promote versions that the virus could allegedly originate outside the country.

The Chinese government has classified studies on the origin of COVID-19, writes The Associated Press. According to him, the PRC authorities provide scientists with large grants to study the primary source of the pandemic, but not a single publication is published without the approval of a special commission, which operates under the direct control of President Xi Jinping. The agency became aware of this due to the leaked document. Journalists posted it in the public domain.

At the same time, the Chinese government is trying to promote versions that the virus could allegedly originate outside the country, indicates AP.

Particular attention is paid to the area where the cave is located, in which infected bats can live – carriers "progenitor virus", related COVID-19. This zone is actually under a state ban. AP correspondents who tried to get there said that the security forces "in civilian clothes" followed them and then blocked their access by blocking roads and approaches to the target.

Since the beginning of the year, scientists controlled by the Chinese authorities have been actively studying animals – first of all, all the same bats – for the root cause of the infection..Chinese authorities classified studies on the origin of COVID-19 However, so far no work has been published on this issue, AP claims. It is alleged that it is extremely difficult for researchers independent of the government to obtain the right to study living creatures in southern China..

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