Twitter Suspends Account Of Chinese Virologist Who Claimed Coronavirus Was ‘Man-Made In Wuhan Lab’


New Delhi: Twitter suspended the social media account of  Chinese Virologist, Dr Li-Meng Yan who claimed that the Coronavirus is ‘man-made’ and has been ‘manufactured in Wuhan Lab’.

The Twitter account remained suspended with a message on the page that now reads: ‘Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts that violate the Twitter Rules.’

Earlier, in May, Twitter had started flagging her tweets with ‘disputed claims on coronavirus,’ according to Daily Mail.

Li-Meng Yan, who reportedly fled from China to become a whistleblower, in her claims, said she had proof that the deadly virus was made in a Wuhan lab.

While it is not known whether a particular tweet was the reason her account was suspended, Yan on a US TV talk show commented that she was suspended because “they don’t want the people to know this truth.”

Li claimed she has proof that the virus came from a virology lab in the city and not from the wet-food market.

“The genome sequence is like a human fingerprint,” she said in the video released on YouTube.

ITV’s Loose Women described Dr. Li-Meng Yan as “a scientist who was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she turned whistleblower on the Chinese Government after she alleged they knew about the spread of the coronavirus before publicly acknowledging the outbreak.”

Li joined the Loose Women talk from a secret location. It was said on the show, “Dr Li claims she had to flee to the US for her own safety and is now determined to spread her findings to the world. She joined the Loose Women from a secret location to tell us why she felt compelled to speak out, even if it meant putting her life on the line.”

Li, stated that while she was working at Hong Kong’s School of Public Health, she was asked by her supervisor first to investigate a new “SARS-like” virus in Wuhan on December 31, but that her efforts were later stifled.

She further blamed the World Health Organisation for not adequately responding to the coronavirus threat when it was reported. According to Dr Li-Meng, the Chinese officials also ignored her warnings despite being aware of the danger the world was about to face.


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