In 2009, about 200 countries were ravaged by an outbreak of swine flu H1N1. 1,632,258 people became infected and 284,500 died. The mortality rate stood at 17.4%… Did anyone announce a pandemic in 2009 or impose a lock-down? (Like in 2020) did anyone sow panic? Nothing like this has happened. When the situations in the European Union and China are compared with each other, considering the consequences of the epidemic, many acknowledge China’s advantage, including the organised nature of its health system. While the European Union is discussing the issue of “mutual assistance” and each member is trying to benefit from the infection, China has got united through the efforts of its political leadership.
China is partly back to normal, so why drive people to suicide or hunt them like criminals? Because it’s not about the virus anymore, but about power.
An unfounded conspiracy theory, sharing a recurrent pro-Kremlin narrative about "secret elites" controlling world leaders.
When in March 11, 2020 the WHO declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, there were more than 118 thousand confirmed coronavirus cases in 114 countries. An updated situation report from WHO on the coronavirus pandemic can be found here.
Several countries, including in Europe, have introduced restrictions on movement to curb the spread of the contagion. Some countries are easing the restrictions, as the number of cases fall.
See more examples of pro-Kremlin disinformation about the coronavirus here.