Der Spiegel published bombshell claims from its Federal Intelligence Service
President Xi 'asked WHO to delay global warning about Covid-19 on January 21'
WHO called the report's shock claims 'unfounded and untrue' in a statement
A bombshell report claims Chinese President Xi Jinping personally asked World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom to 'delay a global warning' about the threat of COVID-19 during a conversation back in January.
Germany's Der Spiegel published the allegations this weekend, citing intelligence from the country's Federal Intelligence Service, known as the 'Bundesnachrichtendienst' (BND).
According to the BND: 'On January 21, China's leader Xi Jinping asked WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to hold back information about a human-to-human transmission and to delay a pandemic warning.
'The BND estimates that China's information policy lost four to six weeks to fight the virus worldwide'.
The WHO released a statement shortly after the publication of the shock claims, calling them 'unfounded and untrue'.
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