This writes the Associated Press with reference to the representative of presidential administration of the USA of Donald trump.
According to the source, the White house went to such a step to prevent a response of China. The work of the American Consulate in Wuhan was suspended in January due to the outbreak of coronavirus. Most likely, Washington will not resume its activities.
Earlier, Reuters noted that China is allegedly considering the possibility of closing the U.S. Consulate in Wuhan. Thus Beijing was going to respond to the American decision about the termination of the diplomatic mission of China in Houston.
Shortly thereafter, in the Internet appeared the frames that show the back yard of the Consulate General, his staff began to burn a few trash cans, presumably full of documents.