In France for 50-60 years when there were health crises, the government lied to society. When Chernobyl happened in 1984, the German authorities told to be careful and to protect oneself, and the French minister said all is well, the Chernobyl cloud stopped at the French border.
The origin of the coronavirus, which was discovered in China, is the French Pasteur Institute.
Coronavirus was created by the Pasteur Institute and patented in the year 2004.
Conspiracy theories about the 2019-nCoV coronavirus, there is no evidence that suggests that the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is used as a weapon against other states or that is has been fabricated inside laboratories.
The virus was first reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in central China and has been rapidly spreading with new cases being reported in the in almost every country around the world, causing 1,210 956 confirmed cases and more than 70,000 deaths up until 07 April 2020.
The disinformation claims were made in relation to a certificate that dates back to 2004 and which certifies a discovery of a genetic code of a different virus named “SARS-CoV”. Although the virus also belongs to the Coronavirus family, it is not the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
Read more about the AFP debunking of these claims here.