Disinfo: Coronavirus is found in countries which want to cooperate with Russia

Summary

All the “fairy tales” that the Chinese are eating “everything that moves”, and that is why it all started in China now seems to be a lie. Let’s pay attention. France has suddenly begun talking about the need to liquidate NATO, and suggests forming a defence alliance with Russia. A couple of weeks later, the coronavirus was discovered in France. Italy has officially called on the EU to drop sanctions against Russia. And again, after a couple of weeks, they discover this virus also in Italy.

Disproof

Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The coronavirus (2019-nCoV) comes from a family of viruses that include other viruses such as SARS and MERS. It was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the Asia-Pacific region as well as Europe, North America and the Middle East, causing more than 3584 deaths by 08 March 2020. As of 8th March 2020, coronavirus was confirmed in over 100 countries in all continents (except Antarctica). Read similar cases claiming that Coronavirus an Anglo-Saxon biological warning: originates in US labs; targets opponents of the US, Coronavirus was created on purpose, probably by the same British lab which poisoned the Skripals.

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  • Reported in: Issue 187
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 28/02/2020
  • Language/target audience: Armenian
  • Country: China, Italy, France, Russia
  • Keywords: coronavirus, European Union, Sanctions, Conspiracy theory, NATO
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