According to a recent report by the German intelligence service, Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), last January the Chinese Communist regime urged the World Health Organization (WHO) not to reveal emerging details about the spread of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus or COVID-19.

The German intelligence document to which Der Spiegel had access to, detailed that in view of the threat of the pandemic by the CCP Virus, the world lost between four and six weeks in the fight against the coronavirus.

According to the German Federal Intelligence Service, the conversation between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus took place on Jan. 21, resulting in the WHO postponing the announcement that the outbreak required international attention.

According to Taiwan News, the Chinese regime’s request to the WHO was that the agency should not warn that the disease could be transmitted from person to person, as well as delaying the official announcement that the threat of the coronavirus was classified as a pandemic, which was finally made on March 11.

As a result of such a deliberate coverup, countries affected by the CCP Virus were unable to make the necessary preparations to stem them outbreak in a timely manner and thus try to prevent thousands of deaths.

The CCP’s handling of the pandemic that originated in Wuhan has provoked criticism from President Donald Trump, who decided to freeze U.S. funds to the WHO, saying the WHO failed in its mission to protect the world’s population.

“Everything they’ve said was wrong. And they’re China-centric. They agree with China, whatever China wants to do. So our country, perhaps foolishly in retrospect, has been paying $450 million a year to the World Health Organization. And China’s been paying $38 million a year,” Donald Trump said.

Given repeated claims by the United States government and by the partner countries of the Five Eyes intelligence network, which includes the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, the federal intelligence service BND decided to conduct an investigation of its own.

With regard to the mounting international pressure, demanding a response from the CCP and the WHO, the U.N.’s Chinese ambassador in Geneva, Chen Xu, recently pointed out that the invitation for China to enter into a dialogue with the WHO on the situation could come if the virus is “finally defeated,” which could take a long time, according to the German newspaper HNA.

The WHO issued a statement on Saturday denying the report by the German intelligence service, which was taken up by the daily Der Spiegel.

“Der Spiegel reports of a 21 January, 2020, telephone conversation between WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and President Xi [Jinping] of China are unfounded and untrue,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, some Chinese diplomats emphasized that in the face of the coronavirus response, the communist regime had done better than other governments.