US notified Israel about coronavirus in mid-November
Posted on April 26th, 2020

Courtesy PressTV

  • US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) attend a press conference in the East Room of the White House, in Washington DC, the US, on January 28, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

An Israeli TV network claims that US intelligence agencies knew of an emerging coronavirus outbreak in China and gave Israel an advance warning in mid-November 2019, more than a month before clusters of infection in China started to be globally reported.

US intelligence agencies had become aware of the outbreak as it spread early on in central China’s Wuhan City, Israel’s i24 news website cited a report by Israeli broadcaster Channel 12 as saying on Thursday.

The agencies decided to warn US allies, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) countries and Israel, after initially passing the information on to the White House, which did not deem it of interest,” according to the report.

The report did not specify when US intelligence agencies allegedly first learned of the coronavirus outbreak before notifying Israel in November.

The report added that the information reached Israel’s decision-makers and the Health Ministry” shortly later, but ultimately nothing” was done.

The revelation comes a week after the US-based ABC News published a report citing informed sources as saying that US intelligence services had been warning since November that a potentially cataclysmic” outbreak was unfolding in Wuhan.

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The ABC report was, however, rejected by US President Donald Trump a day after its publication.

As of Friday, more than 2.14 million confirmed coronavirus cases have been reported across the world, and 143,744 people have died, according to a Reuters tally.

China, the initial epicenter of the global pandemic, reported its first coronavirus infection on December 31, 2019.

4 Responses to “US notified Israel about coronavirus in mid-November”

  1. Hiranthe Says:

    Yet Trump blames China… This world is full of fools who support such liars as their leaders.

    We had a full range of them in the Yamapalana team in SL. There are fools who still believe them and vote for them.

  2. aloy Says:

    It is interesting to see how rulers from different parts of the world react to this virus. Perhaps this was already in our country from end of December last years as per an article written by a specialist doctor by the name Janapriya that appeared some time ago in Daily Financial Times.

    In US, Trump appears nonchalant and even cracks jokes like injecting antiseptics to cure it. As usual they are aggressive and that is how they are keeping their country as No 1 powerful nation. Most of the dead are old people. In the UK they wanted to give heard immunity and it seems it has worked. According to a reliable source working in NHS there were about 150 reporting each day about a week ago and now only about seven or eight. Here in SL our medics seem overdoing according to my personal opinions and the government also trying to score some brownie points while opposition is trying to topple the government based on the scare stories.

    The medics do not come out to say how many are seriously sick and how many are on the ventilator or ICU etc. large number of sailors have got it, but does not say how seriously they are ill or whether they are showing any signs at all. But how come so many got sick, when we know it does not spread like that. Score of villagers were isolated, but nobody died there or not many people got sick. The guy who got Corona in Dedigama got drunk there and played hell mingling with hundreds of people but nobody else got it.

    But we see medics trying to build image for themselves via TV shows each day, telling scare stories while we languish in our houses under a strict curfew and villagers live under immense suffering unable to send their produce to the market.
    Why doesn’t the GOSL lift the curfew in a day or two and let the people lead normal lives. They will even be able to have elections on 20th as already planned. We too need an aggressive approach just like what Trump is doing.

  3. aloy Says:

    Correction: Sorry for the misspelling in the phrase “heard immunity”, I am sure it was contextually understood as “herd immunity”.

  4. Nimal Says:

    President Trump is the cleverest president they ever produced. First he sold the chlorinated chicken to his NATO buddies, knowing that disinfectant they sell kill 99.9% of the germs and now he wants that to be taken to kill this virus and why didn’t anyone think of that before? Now he has his plan all worked out, should he lose the election to sleepy Joe then he will float a company to sell snake oil.What a great man.

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