The communist Chinese government recently came out and declared that they have made it through the worst of the coronavirus outbreak.
According to their reports, even the regions that were hit the hardest are beginning to return to normal.
Well, now Chinese officials have come forward to dispute those reports.
The officials are claiming that the government is faking the coronavirus recovery to create the illusion of normal business operations and productivity, Chinese media outlet Caixin reported.
For the first time since the coronavirus initially took life, China has told the world they zero new infections. And the number of new reported deaths from the virus has been in the single digits the past couple days.
As a result, some businesses in China that had to close down were allowed to reopen. And some travel ban restrictions have also begun to be lifted.
Of course China wants the world to think they've beaten the coronavirus. It would exude signs of strength and recovery, which they desperately need as a nation right now. But things may not be what they seem.
Check out what these Chinese whistleblowers just told Caixin:
Beijing has spent much of the outbreak pushing districts to carry on business as usual, with some local governments subsidizing electricity costs and even installing mandatory productivity quotas. Zhejiang, a province east of the epicenter city of Wuhan, claimed as of Feb. 24 it had restored 98.6 percent of its pre-coronavirus work capacity.
But civil servants tell Caixan that businesses are actually faking these numbers. Beijing had started checking Zhejiang businesses' electricity consumption levels, so district officials ordered the companies to start leaving their lights and machinery on all day to drive the numbers up, one civil servant said. Businesses have reportedly falsified staff attendance logs as well — they "would rather waste a small amount of money on power than irritate local officials,"Caixan writes.
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(h/t Yahoo News)