While it's been reported in several outlets that Wuhan officials are shuttling bodies to crematoriums, questions remain over just how many corpses are being incinerated, stoking fears that the true extent of the outbreak is being concealed.
Twitter handle 曾錚 Jennifer Zeng posted the video on Tuesday, indicating that there are "Internal Videos From Crematories in Wuhan All corpses were packed in body bags and lined up, waiting for incineration. Yet the workers were singing Jackie Chan's song at the Spring Festival Gala, "My country doesn't seem sick at all."
Internal Videos From Crematories in Wuhan— 曾錚 Jennifer Zeng (@jenniferatntd) February 4, 2020
All corpses were packed in body bags and lined up, waiting for incineration. Yet the workers were singing Jackie Chan's song at the Spring Festival Gala, “My country doesn’t seem sick at all” #WuhanCoronavirus #WuhanCrematories pic.twitter.com/K5UVmJBnLo
The video is supposedly from a crematorium in Wuhan on Feb. 4, shows at least a dozen or more body bags waiting for incineration.
Last Saturday, Radio Free Asia (RFA) tweeted a disturbing video detailing how those who died of coronavirus were loaded up on a bus and taken "directly to the crematorium."
RFA said (in a translated tweet): "[Latest Situation of Wuhan Fifth Hospital] Some Wuhan citizens entered Wuhan Fifth Hospital on Feb. 1 and found many patients who died of pneumonia. The corpses were packed directly to the crematorium. Paramedics are busy rescuing the dying patient."
【武汉市第五医院最新情况】— 自由亚洲电台 (@RFA_Chinese) February 1, 2020
DW News East Asia correspondent William Yang cited a report from the Chinese-language news outlet Initium, which said cremation facilities in Wuhan were receiving bodies directly from hospitals without proper identification and were excluded from the official record.
Just to add a bit more to what was mentioned in the show but I wasn’t able to elaborate on - #China’s state media has been reporting about building new hospitals dedicated to treating #Wuhanvirus patients in multiple provinces and cities, which I think reflect the ... https://t.co/ibPqRjfaX0— William Yang (@WilliamYang120) January 29, 2020
Also, one thing that #China is hiding is the number of death caused by the virus. Credible Chinese media outlet @initiumnews interviewed people working at local cremation centers, confirming that many dead bodies were sent directly from the hospitals to the cremation centers...— William Yang (@WilliamYang120) January 29, 2020
As noted, the closet funeral home/ alleged crematorium is right down the street from Wuhan hospitals.
State-run Global Times tweeted last week that "victims should be cremated close by and immediately. Burials or transfer of the bodies not allowed. Funerals not allowed to avoid spread of the virus."
Bodies of #nCoV2019 victims should be cremated close by and immediately. Burials or transfer of the bodies not allowed. Funerals not allowed to avoid spread of the virus: National Health Commission (File Photo) pic.twitter.com/IsAHnuY4Rk— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) February 2, 2020
And while it appears China has resorted to mass cremation of those who died of coronavirus in Wuhan, Taiwan Times reported Wednesday that China's Tencent might have inadvertently released what is potentially the actual number of infections and deaths, which were astronomically higher than official figures.
And if the report is right, confirmed cases and deaths in China could be far closer to the catastrophic epidemic projections made by Jonathan Read.
On late Sunday evening, Tencent, on its webpage titled "Epidemic Situation Tracker", showed confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at 154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.
And while the number of cured cases was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300, most ominously, the death toll listed was 24,589, vastly higher than the 300 officially listed that day.
The Daily Star reports that "thick fog" across the city could be the result of smoke from crematoriums burning coronavirus-infected bodies "24 hours a day".
And now a major fire has possibly broken out across part of Wuhan, is this more evidence burning?
Reports on fire breaking out in Wuhan pic.twitter.com/vsyBAWfvOc— Russian Market (@russian_market) February 5, 2020