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"China concealed extent of outbreak, US intelligence says"

* Classified report to White House concludes that Beijing has under-reported both total cases and deaths from disease, officials say

* Western officials have also cited Iran, Russia, Indonesia and North Korea as countries that are probably undercounting

Bloomberg Published: 1:56am, 2 Apr, 2020 Updated: 2:18am, 2 Apr, 2020

China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country, under-reporting both total cases and deaths it has suffered from the disease, the US intelligence community concluded in a classified report to the White House, according to three US officials.

The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret and declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on . . . .

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