State-run Xinhua said that the timeline, published on Monday, proved how the country ‘has shared information and advanced international cooperation’ in the fight against the killer bug.

The 37-page document included – as described by Xinhua – the ‘main facts and measures China has taken’ to contain the epidemic. In particular, it hailed the role of President Xi Jinping and other Communist leaders.

However, the mammoth report has left out some of the most crucial events of the health crisis, each of which has played a decisive role in the development of the global emergency.

Here, MailOnline has listed these findings alongside relevant information in previous reports and the Xinhua timeline.