THE CHINESE Communist Party (CCP) has been accused of covering up the real death toll in the original Coronavirus epicentre – and the numbers are staggering.
Residents of Hubei province discovered that 40,000 people died instead of the official number of 2,535.
There has been claims of hush money being paid to relatives of the dead to bury their deceased before the Tomb Sweeping Holiday next week.
A relative stated that they have been offered over £340 (3000 yuan) to keep quiet.
The city’s eight mortuaries say urns are being distributed at a rate of 500 a day at each of the city’s eight mortuaries.
Queues formed at seven mortuaries some were 200 metres long with people coming to collect their dead for example at the Hankou Mortuary.
Drivers are taking over 2,500 urns and a room stacked high with 500 urns totalling seven stacks high.
A local mortuary prepared 5,000 urns in just two days for the cremated remains of virus fatalities, according to Chinese media.
According to data from China’s central government, the capital of Hubei Province registered 50,006 coronavirus (COVID-19) cases, including 2,535 deaths in the two months leading up to March 26, states CNA.
It comes as China reports a two per cent fatality rate but Imperial College London researchers believe it will be closer to the 18 per cent mark or maybe more.
The World Health Organization chief warned the coronavirus crisis publicised so far could ‘only be the tip of the iceberg’ amid fears that thousands of cases are going missing.
Tomb Sweeping Day is a one-day Chinese holiday that has been celebrated in China for centuries.
The day is meant to commemorate and pay respect to a person’s ancestors.
Thus, on Tomb Sweeping Day, families visit and clean the gravesite of their ancestors to show their respect.