Timeline: China’s Handling of the Pandemic and Canada’s Stance

Health Minister Patty Hajdu has once again defended Beijing’s conduct regarding the pandemic, saying on Sept. 13 that China was quick to share details about the virus, and dismissed reports of Beijing not being forthcoming with data. Click to enlarge the timeline “Look, very early on China alerted the World Health Organization to the emergence of a novel coronavirus and also shared the sequencing of the gene which allowed countries to be able to rapidly produce tests to be able to detect it in their own countries,” Hajdu told Global News. Here’s a look at Beijing’s response to the virus outbreak in the early days, its crackdown on whistleblowers, WHO’s response, Canada’s reliance on WHO, reactions from world leaders, and comments made by Canadian officials as the pandemic unfolded. Early Developments in China and Coverups 2019 Nov. 17: First person is infected, according to SCMP citing government documents. Dec. 1: Earliest documented …Read More