Chinese whistleblower claims first Covid outbreak was 'intentional'
Wei Jingsheng claims he alerted the Trump administration to the virus' existence in November 2019.
A man has claimed that China deliberately spread Covid-19 two months before the virus came to the attention of the international community.
Ex-Chinese Communist Party insider Wei Jingsheng said that the country used a major military tournament in October 2019 as the world's first super-spreader event.
Jingsheng was speaking as part of a new Australian Sky News streaming documentary 'What Really Happened in Wuhan' when he made the claims.
He claims that the Chinese Communist Party used the World Military Games to spread the virus and that he knew of the "possibility of the Chinese government using some strange weapons, including biological weapons."
Former Principal China Adviser the the US State Department, Miles Yu, confirmed that some French, German and American athletes fell ill at the tournament with Covid-like symptoms, but were never tested for the virus.
China first reported "pneumonia of an unknown cause" to the World Health Organisation on December 31, but there are reports that the first cases can be traced back to mid-November.
This is when Wei Jingsheng claims to have first alerted US authorities about the virus.
"We see some indications in our own data… that there was Covid circulating in the United States as early as early December, possibly earlier than that," ex-US State Department Covid-19 investigator David Asher said.
Where the virus originated still remains unclear 22 months on. Suggestions that it came from a lab in Wuhan are still unproven and there is no evidence to suggest that the virus' spread was in any way deliberate or that it was deliberately created.