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No contract clause cedes Nigeria’s sovereignty to China-Chinese Foreign Ministry

The Chinese Foreign Ministry, on Monday, denied that China had any clause in its loan contracts ceding Nigeria’s sovereignty to China. Recall that last week members of the House of Representatives claimed they had uncovered clauses in a loan obtained by Nigeria from China that conceded Nigeria’s sovereignty to China.

But the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, had said he was ashamed that people can’t understand that the clause ‘waiving sovereignty’ in China’s loan agreement with Nigeria is only a contract term, a sovereign guarantee that assures payback according to the terms and conditions of any loan.

Amaechi made the clarification while answering questions about the loan controversy on a TV programme. He had also explained that the Nigerian government has the capability to pay back loans collected for the construction of rail projects within the stipulated period of 20 years.

However, explaining the Chinese loan on Monday, its Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said: “We follow a ‘five-no’ approach in our relations with Africa: “No interference in African countries’ pursuit of development paths that fit their national conditions; no interference in African countries’ internal affairs; no imposition of our will on African countries; “No attachment of political strings to assistance to Africa; and no seeking of selfish political gains in investment and financing cooperation with Africa,” the ministry quoted President Xi Jinping, as saying at the FOCAC Beijing Summit in 2018.

The Foreign Ministry said: “China is committed to enhancing investment and financial cooperation with African countries based on their needs to help them improve infrastructure and extradite socio-economic development.

“By funding infrastructure and other areas that lag behind for short of money, we have helped the relevant countries break bottlenecks, enhance their capacity for independent development, realise social and economic sustainable development, and improve people’s livelihood.

“Such cooperation has delivered tangible benefits to African countries and peoples.

“In the process, China always gives full consideration to debt sustainability and seeks mutually-acceptable proposals through equal and friendly consultations.

“That is the fundamental reason behind the enormous popularity of China-Africa cooperation in Africa.”

How Buhari’s government signed off Nigeria’s sovereignty in loan deal with China-NASS

Members of Nigeria’s House of Representatives have uncovered clauses in a loan collected by the Nigerian Government from China that concedes the country’s sovereignty to the Asian country.

Chairman of the House Committee on Treaties, Protocol and Agreements, Ossai Nicholas Ossai, raised the alarm while probing loans received by the government.

The committee noted that the clauses in Article 8(1) of the commercial loan agreement signed between Nigeria and Export-Import Bank of China allegedly concedes sovereignty of Nigeria to China in the $400m loan for the Nigeria National Information and Communication Technology Infrastructure Backbone Phase II Project signed in 2018.

According to a report by ThisDay, the controversial clause in the agreement signed by Federal Ministry of Finance (borrower) on behalf of Nigeria and the Export-Import Bank of China (lender) on September 5, 2018, provides that,

“The borrower hereby irrevocably waives any immunity on the grounds of sovereign or otherwise for itself or its property in connection with any arbitration proceeding pursuant to Article 8(5), thereof with the enforcement of any arbitral award pursuant thereto, except for the military assets and diplomatic assets.”

However, Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi; urged the House not to investigate the loans being received by the government, adding that the probe will jeopardise the chances of the country in getting further loans.

He added that China was monitoring happenings in Nigeria and the probe will send a negative message to the Asian country about Nigeria.

He said, “My fear is that if this probe continues, at the end of the day, some sections of the country may suffer. In oversighting, there is what is called national interest.

“But in asking questions on these loans now, it may jeopardise these loans. The Lagos-Ibadan is not completed; the Ibadan-Kano is not completed.

“Let the Government of China not say there is a disagreement in the government on this loan and so we will not give this loan.

“So, I appeal to the chairman to give us from now till December when we are likely to secure the loans. Then, from January, February, you can resume this investigation.”

However, Amaechi’s plea was not taken as the Committee Chairman said that the minister should return to the committee on August 17 with other ministers to give details of the contract agreements.

The House also summoned the Minister of Communication, Ali Isa Pantani; Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed; and Director General of the Debt Management Office, Ms Patience Oniha.

The ministers are expected to provide answers on the $500m loan to be sourced from the Export-Import Bank of China for railway lines in the country.

They are also to provide details on the agreement signed between the Federal Ministry of Transport and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation in respect of some railway projects in the country.

The projects involved are the Abuja-Kaduna, Lagos-Ibadan, Ibadan-Kaduna and Kaduna-Kano railways lines.

Sahara Reporters

India bans TikTok, 58 other Chinese apps amidst spy concerns

TikTok has been banned in India, along with 58 other mostly Chinese apps, as tensions between the two countries continue.

TikTok, which is developed by Chinese company Bytedance, allows users to share short videos which are generally set to music. It has regularly denied allegations about its relationship with the Chinese government, publishing a blog post late last year in which it said its data centres are kept outside of China and that it is not subject to Chinese data law.

The Indian government has now said that it would block the app – along with 58 others, including Alibaba’s UC Browser and Tencent’s WeChat, as well as games such as Clash of Kings.

The 59 blocked apps are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”, the Ministry of Information Technology said.

It said that some of the apps had been found to be “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India”, though it did not explicitly reference any particular apps or specific data practices that had led to the ban.

TikTok says it will stop snooping on people’s clipboards
It described such data use as “a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures”, in an official statement that said such a ban was made possible under India’s Information Technology Act.

Members of the public had also voiced concern about the way certain apps use the data they collect, the ministry claimed.

The ministry also noted that India was looking to become “a leading innovator when it comes to technological advancements and a primary market in the digital space”.

The ban comes after a deadly border conflict between the two nuclear-armed nations earlier this month in which 20 Indian soldiers have died.

The government announcement made no reference to those tensions or to the fact that most of the apps had been developed in China.

The statement gave no indication of how such a block would be put in place. Recent attempts by governments to completely ban certain apps – such as Russia’s sanctions on Telegram – have seen users largely able to get around the bans, while at the same time causing disruption to the underlying infrastructure of the internet.

The full list of 59 apps can be found on the official government website.

Last year, TikTok was briefly banned in India over concerns that it was being used to distribute pornography. The ban was lifted weeks later and TikTok has since been publicly available until now.

When the ban was lifted, TikTok celebrated by launching a campaign called #ReturnofTikTok and posted a blog post claiming that in India it had “over 200 million users and counting”.

Earlier this month, Google banned an app called “Remove China Apps” from its online store. The tool – which scanned the phone for any apps developed in China, including TikTok, and deleted them – has been reported to have been downloaded more than five million times in the short period it was available.

The movement to delete Chinese apps amid the ongoing tensions between the two countries had been supported by citizens on social media, as well as a spokesperson for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party.

China begins test-run of its digital currency

China surprised the world today by deciding to cancel the dollar peg in the stock exchange transactions and decided to deal officially by using the Chinese yuan instead of the dollar.

This is a bold and important step in China’s economic history.

This means that the dollar has become non-existent in Chinese trading and the US dollar will fall strongly against the Chinese yuan.
It may affect it in global markets.
All the global markets were stunned by the decision.

The news was discussed today on the BBC World English afternoon program.

It is an economic war that could lead the world to a devastating war which cannot be neglected if America acts foolishly in the face of this decision !! China 2021 will lead the world.
This is China’s old dream and what it planned to achieve for decades or more.

China plans a separate digital currency e-RMB, to take on fights with $, e-RMB, which is set to be the first digital currency operated by a major economy.

A sovereign digital currency provides a functional alternative to the dollar settlement system and blunts the impact of any sanctions or threats of exclusion both at a country and company level,” last week’s China Daily report said.

Some Government employees and public servants are to receive their salaries in the digital currency from May.

A decline in cash usage is expected to continue amid the growing popularity of digital payment platforms and as people avoid physical contact during the coronavirus pandemic.

It may also facilitate integration into globally traded currency markets with a reduced risk of politically inspired disruption.

21 million Chinese died of coronavirus – US intelligence officials intercept data

Written by James Alami

A new data intercepted by the United States reveals that 21 million people died in China from December 2019 to March 2020, US intelligence officials conclude in a classified report for the Trump administration.

The Intelligence report stated that at least 20.9 million of the deaths were linked to coronavirus.

According to the US, the intercepted data that shows that China underreported its coronavirus infections and deaths was validated for a second time when it tallied with a data released by Beijing authorities. Beijing announced on March 19 that over 21 million cell phone accounts in China were canceled in the past three months while 840,000 landlines were closed.

China had reported little over 81,000 infections with 3,300 deaths.

An earlier intelligence report released by the US that China hid scale of the outbreak was quickly rejected by Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying. Hua said the country had been “open and transparent” about the extent of the outbreak before accusing Washington of trying to “shift the blame.”

But US officials say the report has been authenticated and has been confirmed that the closing of the phones numbers were as result of deaths caused by coronavirus. “Cell phones are an indispensable part of life in China and its only closed when the user is dead”, the report said.

“The digitization level is very high in China. People can’t survive without a cell phone,” Tang Jingyuan, a U.S.-based China Affairs commentator told The Epoch Times on March 21. “Dealing with the government for pensions and social security, buying train tickets, shopping… no matter what people want to do, they are required to use cell phones.”

“The Chinese regime requires all Chinese use their cell phones to generate a health code. Only with a green health code are Chinese allowed to move in China now,” Tang said. “It’s impossible for a person to cancel his cell phone.”

China introduced mandatory facial scans on Dec. 1, 2019 to confirm the identity of the person who registered the phone. As early as Sept. 1, 2010, China required all cell phone users to register the phone with their real identification (ID), by which the state can control people’s speech via its large-scale monitoring system.

Furthermore, Chinese people have to bundle their bank accounts and social security account with their cell phone because all these service’s Apps can detect the phone’s SIM card and then check with the state’s database to make sure the number belongs to the person.

Beijing first launched cell phone-based health codes on March 10. All people in China have to install a cell phone app and register their personal health information. Then the app can generate a QR code, which is possible in three colors, to classify people’s health level. Red means the person has an infectious disease. Yellow means the person might have an infectious disease. Green means the person doesn’t have an infectious disease.

21 Million Cell Phone Accounts Closed

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced the quantities of phone users in each province in February on March 19. Compared with the previous announcement, which was released on Dec. 18, 2019 for the data in November 2019, both cell phone users and landline users dropped dramatically. In the same period the year before, the number of accounts increased.

The number of cell phone users decreased from 1.600957 billion to 1.579927 billion, which is 21.03 million less. Landline users dropped from 190.83 million to 189.99 million, which is 0.84 million less.

In February 2019, the number increased. According to MIIT’s announcements on March 26, 2019 and Dec. 20, 2018, the cell phone users increased in February 2019 from 1.5591 billion to 1.5835 billion, which is 24.37 million more. The landline users raised from 183.477 million to 190.118 million, which is 6.641 million more.

According to China’s National Bureau of Statistics, the country’s population at the end of 2019 was 4.67 million larger than 2018, and reached 1.40005 billion.

The 2020 decrease in landline users may be due to the nationwide quarantine in February, during which small businesses were shut down. But the decrease in cell phone users can’t be explained in this way.

According to the operation data of all three Chinese cell phone carriers, cell phone accounts increased in December 2019, but dropped steeply in 2020.

China Mobile is the largest carrier, and holds about 60 percent of the Chinese cell phone market. It reported that it lost 7.254 million cell phone accounts in February, and 0.862 million in January. But in Dec. 2019, it gained 3.732 million more users.

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Covid-19: China begins ban on eating of dog, cat meat, as Shenzhen city takes the lead

The Chinese city of Shenzhen has banned the eating of dogs and cats as part of a wider clampdown on the wildlife trade since the emergence of the new coronavirus.

Scientists suspect the coronavirus passed to humans from animals. Some of the earliest infections were found in people who had exposure to a wildlife market in the central city of Wuhan, where bats, snakes, civets and other animals were sold.

The disease has infected more than 935,000 people around the world and killed some 47,000 of them.

Authorities in the southern Chinese technology hub said the ban on eating dogs and cats would come into force on May 1.

“Dogs and cats as pets have established a much closer relationship with humans than all other animals, and banning the consumption of dogs and cats and other pets is a common practice in developed countries and in Hong Kong and Taiwan,” the city government said in an order posted on Wednesday.

“This ban also responds to the demand and spirit of human civilization.”

China’s top legislature said in late February it was banning the trade and consumption of wild animals.

Provincial and city governments across the country have been moving to enforce the ruling but Shenzhen has been the most explicit about extending that ban to dogs and cats.

Dogs, in particular, are eaten in several parts of Asia.

Liu Jianping, an official with the Shenzhen Center for Disease Prevention and Control, said that the poultry, livestock and seafood available to consumers were sufficient.

“There is no evidence showing that wildlife is more nutritious than poultry and livestock,” Liu was quoted as saying by the state-owned media Shenzhen Daily.

Shenzhen’s initial rules, first proposed in late February, [L3N2AR2CQ] appeared to ban the consumption of turtles and frogs – both common dishes in China’s south.

But the city government acknowledged this week that this had been a “a hot point of controversy” and clarified that both could be eaten.

The city’s campaign to stop the eating of wildlife has won praise from animal welfare groups.

“Shenzhen is the first city in the world to take the lessons learned from this pandemic seriously and make the changes needed to avoid another pandemic,” said Teresa M. Telecky, the vice president of the wildlife department for Humane Society International.

“Shenzhen’s bold steps to stop this trade and wildlife consumption is a model for governments around the world to emulate.”

Reuters

China’s Divorce Rate Hits the Roof After Lockdown

Chinese divorce lawyers are complaining that they can’t deal with the huge number of requests from clients to file for divorce since the partial lifting of the lockdown.

This is a pointer to the likely experience many will have in other places at the end of this lockdown, especially in France where reports show a rise in domestic violence since the lockdown began.

Though China’s divorce rate has been ticking up steadily since 2003, when laws were liberalized. More than 1.3 million couples divorced that year, and the numbers rose gradually for 15 years, peaking at 4.5 million in 2018, according to statistics from the Ministry of Civil Affairs. In 2019r 4.15 million Chinese couples untied the knot.

However, the Covid-19 lockdown presented a scenerio that is contrary to the government’s expectations. The Chinese government had hoped that cooping up couples during the lockdown would actually lead to a baby boom.

The government wanted this to be the opportunity to help offset birthrates that have fallen to a record low since loosening of the one-child policy and the ramping up of campaigns to get women to marry and have children.

Interestingly, many local government areas used the lockdown to put up posters urging couples to get busy in the bedroom to support the country’s desire to add more children to balance the impending shrinking that will hit China.

A banner from a local family planning agency in Shanghai begs; “As you stay home during the outbreak, the second-child policy has been loosened, so creating a second child is also contributing to your country,” in expectation of the fruit of these efforts in seven to eight months. But that’s not likely to be as reports indicate rising conjugal strife in many parts of the country.

Sources say Wuhan is hardest hit with highest reports of domestic violence in February—three times more than what was reported during the same month in 2019.

Feng Yuan, co-founder of Equality, a nongovernmental organization in Beijing says that “Lockdown brings out latent tendencies for violence that were there before but not coming out,” adding that the “Lockdown also makes help seeking more difficult.”

She pointed out that the Police were so busy enforcing quarantines that they were sometimes unable to respond to emergency calls from battery victims, women experiencing violence were not able to leave, and courts that normally issue orders of protection were closed, she says.

It is apparent that the outcomes of the lockdown on families will be mixed. While some will use it to bond and get closer, others will use it to quarrel and fight to death.

Moreover, if experience from the SARS lockdown of Hong Kong is anything to go by, then there’s going to be a rise in anxiety levels post Covid-19.

I think these stories presents us opportunities to at least know what to expect from the countries currently on lockdown or those about to take that step.

Tomorrow, some people will come and be shouting that China did not inform them about post lockdown trauma, that’s why they couldn’t manage their post Covid-19 crisis.

The Chinese government has already budgeted massively for free counseling so people can go see a Shrink or Psychologist to have complete evaluation of their mental health after the lockdown.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Is This The U.S. Suez Moment?

By Slik Mgbeahurike

In 1956, a botched Anglo-French-Israeli intervention (checkmated by the United States) in Suez laid bare the decay in British power and marked the end of the United Kingdom’s reign as a global power. Is the U.S. facing the same fate in this coronavirus era?

Admittedly, the U.S. has been a global power for over the past seven decades. The three elements – wealth, power and legitimacy of domestic governance – that made the U.S. a global power are being challenged.

For instance, coronavirus is a global pandemic that requires a global response, but the only global power (the U.S.) is MIA. This is because, the U.S. has not been able to solve its own coronavirus problems due to lack of capacity to meet its own demands, let alone to provide aid in crisis zones elsewhere. The U.S. Strategic National Stockpile, the nation’s reserve of critical medical supplies, is believed to have only one percent of the masks and respirators and perhaps ten percent of the ventilators needed to deal with the pandemic. The rest will have to be made up with imports from China. Similarly, China’s share of the U.S. antibiotics market is more than 95 percent, and most of the ingredients cannot be manufactured domestically.

With the vacuum created by the inability of the U.S. to lead a global response against COVID-19, China is maneuvering for international leadership as the U.S. falters. It’s working to tout its own system, provide material assistance to other countries, and even organize other governments by videoconference, to share information about the pandemic and lessons from China’s own experience in battling the disease.

For example, Italy – a NATO and EU member – overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases made a general urgent appeal for medical equipment and protective gear; China, Russia and Cuba came to its rescue, before Germany and France – another NATO and EU members – responded. China sent 1,000 ventilators, 2 million masks, 100,000 respirators, 20,000 protective suits 50,000 test kits and medics. It’s instructive to note that, Russia sent military doctors and military equipment by military planes. This is to say that, Russia – a former Warsaw member – deployed its troops on a NATO soil. Cuba also sent medics and medical aid to Italy. These are countries that would like to see the existing world order led by the U.S. revised in their favor. For instance, Russia is under EU sanctions since 2014, which is renewable every six months and all 27 EU members must agree for it to be renewed. Do you think Italy would agree to that, considering the help Russia renders in their time of need, when EU members ignored them? Only time will tell.

Moreover, China has also dispatched medical teams and 250,000 masks to Iran, Spain, Africa and Serbia – whose president dismissed European solidarity as “a fairy tale” and proclaimed that “the only country that can help us is China.”

In addition, Jack Ma – Alibaba co-founder, China’s richest man and a member of CCP – signed up on Twitter this March, and his first tweet was medical aid sent to the U.S: 500,000 testing kits and 1 million masks. He also donated 2 million masks, 400, 000 test kits, 104 ventilators to 24 Latin American countries including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Peru. Another donation of 1.8 million masks, 210, 000 test kits, 36, 000 protective suits, plus ventilators & thermometers to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. To each of the 54 African countries, he donated 20,000 test kits, 100,000 masks and 1,000 medical use protective suits and face shields.

It doesn’t stop in donation, he has also launched an online platform for doctors and nurses around the world to exchange ideas, lessons and know-how to fight the virus. In addition to that, a handbook of treatment and care protocols has been developed by clinical practitioners on the frontlines of China’s fight against COVID-19 and he’s sharing it for free.

Na so China generous reach?

By contrast, the U.S. is yet to figure out how to contain the virus on its soil, no wonder it now has the high number of COVID-19 cases in the world, whereas China has not only contained the virus, but also making plans to reopen Wuhan city – the epicentre of the outbreak – and is leading a global response against COVID-19.

It’s understandable that Beijing’s edge in material assistance is enhanced by the simple fact that China is the factory of the world, therefore much of what the world depends on to fight the coronavirus is made in China. For example, it was already the major producer of surgical masks, produces roughly half of the N95 respirators critical for protecting health workers and vast majority of active pharmaceutical ingredients necessary to make antibiotics critical for addressing emerging secondary infections from COVID-19. But, this is not the first time China is showing international leadership.

The Belt and Road Initiative, or BRI, an ambitious trade project that aims to link China to the rest of the world through infrastructure
initiated by President Xi Jinping in 2013, is one of the largest infrastructure and investment projects in history, with an estimated cost of $4-8 trillions and to be completed in 2049. This initiative is already challenging the world order, with China signing cooperational documents with 138 countries and 30 international organisations on ports, railways, highways, power stations, aviation and telecommunications projects.

This Writer personally doesn’t want a world led by China, simply because he dislikes a unipolar world. A multipolar world where Sino-Russian empire on one hand, balancing the powers of Anglo-American empire on the otherhand is ideal for this present world.

How the U.S. wants to respond to this geopolitical challenge posed by China is a matter of time. But, like the fall of the Berlin Wall or the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the coronavirus is going to change the world forever.

Slik Mgbeahurike is a public affairs analyst

Social media document details how COVID-19 originated from America

A post circulating in the social media has made claims that the United States planted the coronavirus in China, through its soldiers.

The document, lifted by Jungle Journalist Media Limited from Facebook and reproduced here in full, give details and dates when different occurrences took place that eventually led to the outbreak. It even stated that only the US has the five variants of the COVID-19 strain, and claimed that there were more sufferers from the disease in America than in China.

It also argues that the strain in Italy is different from the one in China, and that the cases there were older.

However, the original author of the document did not disclose his or her identity.

Please read for yourself:

CONFIRMED – FORT DETRICK, THE UNITED STATES BIOLOGICAL WARFARE LAB IS WHERE CORONAVIRUS ORIGINATED

FORCED TO SHUT DOWN WHEN VIRUSES LEAKED AUGUST 2019

US SOLDIERS WERE INFECTED

300 HUNDRED CAME TO WUHAN ON PRETENSE OF TAKING PART IN THE WORLD MILITARY COMPETITION – WON NOT ONE MEDAL

SPREAD OUT IN WUHAN WITH SOME VISITING THE WET MARKETS

US CONSULATE IN WUHAN FULLY EVACUATED WITH BIOWEAPON DRUMS LEFT IN GROUNDS

WEEKS LATER FIRST VICTIM OF CORONAVIRUS APPEARED IN WUHAN

US FOUND TO HAVE 5 STRAINS, WUHAN HAS ONE

PROVING THE UNITED STATES IS THE ORIGIN OF THE CORONAVIRUS

READ ON

PS – FURTHER PROOF IN POST FOLLOWING IN COMMENT BELOW

“As posted by June Lee:

August 6, 2019, the US’s main biological warfare lab at Fort Detrick was issued a “ceast and desist” order because of violation of safety standards and protocol, and leaks.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/virus-biological-us-army-weapons-fort-detrick-leak-ebola-anthrax-smallpox-ricin-a9042641.html

August – September 2019, “statewide outbreak” of a mysterious respiratory emerged in the US, causing severe respiratory diseases in a few hundred people. This was blamed on vaping although people had been vaping for more than a decade without such outbreaks. Officials were unable to find any relation to a specific vaping device and addictive.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/mysterious-vaping-lung-injuries-may-have-flown-under-regulatory-radar-n1046771
https://q13fox.com/2019/09/16/a-statewide-outbreak-two-new-cases-of-lung-disease-linked-to-vaping-in-washington/

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2019-08-09/wisconsin-officials-12-cases-of-severe-lung-disease-after-vaping

August 2019 – Jan 2020, the US CDC reported that the US is gearing up for one of the worst flu seasons ever, with 12000 deaths. On 12 March 2020, the CDC director admitted that some COVID-19 deaths were misdiagnosed as the flu because COVID-19 were found when they did posthumous tests.

https://www.healthline.com/health-news/flu-season-2020-what-to-know
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_dU2RCqWs4

October 18 – 27, 2019, the 2019 Military World Games was held in Wuhan. The US sent a contingent of 350 athletes. They did not win any medals. The athletes toured Wuhan.

November 2019, the Chinese press reported that five athletes who had suffered from infectious disease had been discharged from hospital.

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November 2019, Wuhan locals were detected with COVID-19, with a spike of such terms in local social media. This coincided with the post-incubation period after the Military World Games.

https://www.businessinsider.sg/coronavirus-patients-zero-contracted-case-november-2020-3?r=US&IR=T

December 1, 2019, the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was detected in Wuhan. Subsequently more than 80000 people will be infected. Of the first 41 cases, 34% were not related to the wildlife market.

https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30183-5/fulltext

Daniel Lucey, an infectious disease specialist at Georgetown University, claimed that because there is an incubation time between infection and symptoms surfacing, and the presence of infected people with no links to wildlife market, the virus could not have originated from the wildlife market. Kristian Andersen, an evolutionary biologist at the Scripps Research Institute, agreed with the assessment.

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/wuhan-seafood-market-may-not-be-source-novel-virus-spreading-globally

Genotype assay of COVID-19 revealed 5 variants/strains (group ABCDE) of the virus. Most regions in the world have 1-2 COVID-19 variants including Hubei (mainly group C), and UK (Group 😎. US is the only country with all 5 variants (Group ABCDE). In Virology 101, the region with the most variants is the origin of the disease.

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25 Jan, 2020, Japanese couple went for a 10 days vacation in Hawaii. On the second week they fell ill. On return to Japan they were tested and confirmed to have COVID-19.

Italy lab confirmed that the strain of COVID-19 is different from the one circulating in China, and that the circulation of the virus is not so recent, and had been spreading undetected for weeks.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/28/coronavirus-may-have-been-in-italy-for-weeks-before-it-was-detected

China’s coronavirus expert Dr Zhong Nanshan, the discoverer of SARS, said that although COVID-19 was detected in China, it doesn’t necessary mean that it originated from China.

As of March 12, 2020, the US had only tested 10000 people, and COVID-19 was confirmed in 1600 of them. As a comparison South Korea tests 10000 people a day, but the disease rate trajectory is the same as the US. This suggests that there is a great number of infected people in the US, just that they were not tested.

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/3/13/21178289/confirmed-coronavirus-cases-us-countries-italy-iran-singapore-hong-kong

Feel free to copy/paste”

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/virus-biological-us-army-weapons-fort-detrick-leak-ebola-anthrax-smallpox-ricin-a9042641.html

Simple home remedy for coronavirus

Chloroquine can take care of coronavirus to a certain level,in some cases cure the virus.

Majority of Chinese patients recovered, infact 70% percent did.

Stop causing panic. Avoid posting fake news. The vaccine will come in a few months time.

But for now, use chloroquine and take enough vitamin C. Drinking natural orange juice will help. Stop spreading negativity.

There is hope of a cure and people are recovering from the virus. If you don’t know what to post, shut up and read and do your research properly. More research is still ongoing.

This post is copied from Benjamin Emenike David on Facebook.