WHO admits that the First Cluster of COVID-19 Cases were not Informed by the Chinese Government but by its own Office in China

  • World Health Organization (WHO), the UN health body, has changed its official timeline on its website by removing the information that China reported “a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan”. WHO said that the government of China never alarmed the United Nations office about the flaring up of the highly contagious COVID-19.  WHO went on to say that instead of China, it was its own office in China that warned about the first pneumonia cases in Wuhan. On April 20, WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told media in a press conference that the first report of novel coronavirus had come from China. However, at that time he didn't specify whether the warning was given by the government authorities of China or other sources. Reports say that the WHO timeline was quietly changed after the House Foreign Affairs Committee Republicans’ mid-June Interim Report on Origins of COVID-19 Pandemic concluded that “despite public reporting to the contrary … China never notified the WHO about the outbreak in Wuhan.” The concerned Interim Report was led by China task force Chairman Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas. A team of WHO officials will reportedly visit China next week to probe the origin of COVID-19 novel coronavirus.