Central government authorities in China are asking people for information about any underreporting or concealment of the facts around the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak, according to state broadcaster CGTN.
There have been numerous allegations that officials in Wuhan downplayed the virus in the initial weeks following its discovery.
During the 2003 SARS outbreak, which originated in the southern province of Guangdong, local officials there and elsewhere in China actively covered up the extent and danger of that virus.
According to CGTN, China's State Council said it is "welcoming information from citizens about potential issues with the reporting of the new coronavirus."
"This includes cover-ups, attempts to play down the numbers or delayed and incomplete reporting of the outbreak. All information and leads will be investigated, and any issues will be dealt with according to laws and regulations."