Coronavirus: Chinese Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Spokesman Claims US Army Made The Deadly Virus And Brought It To China
A Chinese government official has dropped quite a bomb that is causing a ripple effect on social media.
He has accused the United States Army of being the source of the Wuhan Virus, playing into a popular local conspiracy theory that has been making its rounds around the country.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zao Lijian (below) stirred the pot on Twitter, commenting on a remark from CDC director Robert Redfield that indicated that some Americans who died from the flu may have died from what is now known as the Wuhan Virus
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“When did patient zero begin in the US? How many people are infected?
“What are the names of the hospitals? It might be the US Army who brought the epidemic to Wuhan. Be transparent! Make public your data! The US owes us an explanation!”
Ironically, Twitter is banned in China, and only privileged officials (or people using Virtual Private Networks) can use it.
While the western world is not buying what Zhao is selling, many Chinese citizens active on the net appear quite convinced that the US military brought the virus to Wuhan, possibly during the global military games in October of 2019.