Covid: What Chinese officials knew about coronavirus… and what they told the world – BBC

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    54 Days tells the story of the events that led to the lockdown and the gulf between what Chinese officials and scientists knew, and what they told the world.

    A two-part programme looking at the pandemic in China and America.

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