Micro-blogging website Twitter has suspended the account of Chinese virologist Li-Meng Yan, who clamed that the deadly coronavirus was developed in Wuhan lab. “Account suspended. Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter Rules,” reads the message on her Twitter profile.

In May, Twitter had flagged some of Li-Meng’s tweets with a “disputed claims on coronavirus” tag.

Li-Meng responded to the suspension on a television show aired from London, saying: “they don’t want the people to know this truth.”

The virus researcher has fled China and now she claims that the SARS-Covid-2 virus is the result of a man-made disaster in a Wuhan lab.

According to London-based ITV’s chat show Loose Women, Li-Meng is “a scientist who was working at the Hong Kong School of Public Health when she turned whistleblower on the Chinese Government, after she alleged they knew about the spread of the coronavirus before publicly acknowledging the outbreak.”

Li-Meng’s description aired on the TV show adds that as “a result, Dr Li claims she had to flee to the US for her own safety and is now determined to spread her findings to the world. She joined the Loose Women from a secret location to tell us why she felt compelled to speak out, even if it meant putting her life on the line.”