Unfortunately, it is not possible to objectively verify that China has intentionally lied regarding the extent of damage caused by the coronavirus.
Bloomberg quoting three anonymous U.S. officials stated that China has concealed the extent of the coronavirus outbreak in its country and under-reported both total cases and deaths suffered from coronavirus and it added, U.S. intelligence community in a classified report submitted to the White House has said that China’s public reporting was intentionally incomplete and that the numbers reported were fake. It further said that China has intentionally concealed the true numbers of its coronavirus cases and fatalities.
The Chinese government, however, denied the allegations claiming them to be baseless and stated that they were being very transparent in providing the details of the outbreak.
Since the details of the alleged report submitted to the White House by the Intelligence community has not yet been acknowledged by the White House and its contents not being available to the public, the allegations made against China cannot be objectively verified.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.