WESTERN troops allegedly fell ill with a mystery illness after attending the World Military Games in Wuhan shortly before the Covid outbreak officially began.
A long-serving Canadian officer was among scores of athletes who fell sick while attending the games in the pandemic ground zero city in China — fuelling theories the virus leaked from a nearby lab.
The whistleblowing Canadian, who could not be named because he was still in the forces, told the Mail on Sunday foreign competitors found the usually bustling city of 11 million people “like a ghost town” when they visited in October.
But the Chinese Communist regime claimed the first confirmed case was not until December.
It was reportedly claimed the Canadian team were so badly affected with the mystery illness a quarantine section was set up on their military flight back home.
The officer said a military-appointed doctor later said he almost certainly caught Covid and is now demanding an investigation.
He told the Mail: “I’m 100 per cent convinced the virus was present in Wuhan when we were there.
“The burden of proof is on the scientific community and intelligence experts to prove – not for athletes.”
Western troops fell ill in Wuhan MONTHS before Covid outbreak officially began fuelling lab leak suspicionsWestern troops fell ill in Wuhan MONTHS before Covid outbreak officially began fuelling lab leak suspicions