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China increased spending on pathogens testing months before acknowledging COVID-19

Dais Newsfeed | 05/10/2021 08:15 AM | Click to read full article

China increased its spending on coronavirus tests in the country’s Hubei Province months before the Chinese government publicly acknowledged the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the findings of a new report. 

The Australian cybersecurity company Internet 2.0 compiled the data into a report released this week. It showed that the Chinese government spent nearly three times more on polymerase chain reaction tests – used to detect certain viruses – in 2019 than the year prior.