China has been accused of a major coronavirus coverup after it emerged their real COVID-19 death toll could be up to 40 times higher than previously admitted.
Senior government scientists are believed to have warned Boris Johnson that Beijing's propaganda machine may have downplayed its figures "by a factor of 15 to 40 times".
A Downing Street source told the Mail on Sunday: "There is a disgusting disinformation campaign going on and it is unacceptable.
"They [the Chinese government] know they have got this badly wrong and rather than owning it they are spreading lies."
The warning comes after a Wuhan funeral home raised fresh doubts over the scale of the pandemic by ordering 5,000 cremation urns – despite an official death toll of less than 3,000.
As families began the grim task of collecting their loved ones ashes, photos began circulating on social media and on local news sites showing thousands of urns.
China has reported 3,300 coronavirus-related deaths, with the majority taking place in Wuhan where the pandemic is believed to have originated.
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Meanwhile, as some brazen Brits still ignore the stay at home warning under the strict rules of the country's lockdown and continue to enjoy days out.
In Brighton patrolling police officers asked sunbathers to leave the beach and return home and in London Battersea Park and Paddington Recreation Ground to exercise in groups, walk their dogs or just sit around chatting in groups.
Now the Prime Minister – who this week tested positive for coronavirus – is set to write to 30 million UK homes warning " things will get worse ".
In the letters, which are costing nearly £6m to send out, he urges people to stay at home and to continue to maintain social distancing.
Yesterday the UK experienced the biggest daily rise of fatalities yet, as the death toll jumped to 1,019 after officials announced 260 more victims in 24 hours.
- Boris Johnson
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