Dear Xi, You have to understand that hiding stuff only fuels conspiracy theories against the Chinese government.
The early stages of Covid’s spread is one of the most important scientific puzzles of our time. We need to prevent it from happening again, for obvious reasons. This is inexcusable. If your team fouled up early by trying to avoid embarrassment, then admit it and move on. Take your lumps now rather than have this fester. You’ll feel better after a clean confession. Xi, be an adult; we don’t need another Don.