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White House accuses US broadcaster Voice of America of promoting ‘Beijing’s propaganda’

The White House has lashed out at broadcaster Voice of America (VOA), accusing it of amplifying “Beijing’s propaganda” by quoting China’s official coronavirus statistics in its reporting and publishing footage of celebrations marking the end of Wuhan’s lockdown.The extraordinary attack on a government-funded news outlet came as the Trump administration and some lawmakers have intensified their criticism of how the Chinese government handled the outbreak.“VOA too often speaks for America’s…

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Coronavirus: China expands export checks on medical products to tighten quality control

Ventilators, medical-grade masks and other personal protection gear made in China must undergo government testing and inspection before it can be exported, Beijing announced on Friday in its latest move to control the quality of vital supplies it ships globally to countries battling the Covid-19 pandemic.The General Administration of Customs said in a statement it had added 11 products to its statutory inspection list, including protective clothing, goggles, disinfectants and infrared…

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Coronavirus: how to get a refund from Airbnb, and why guests are confused by the company’s policies

Like most travel companies worldwide, Airbnb has been updating its policies throughout the escalating coronavirus pandemic.The home rental firm blocked British bookings on its platform for the vast majority of customers on Thursday, allowing only key workers to stay in properties for as long as emergency government coronavirus restrictions are in place. The move comes after hosts using the site had been criticised for advertising “isolation retreats”, with tourism minister Nigel Huddleston…

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Chinese government reveals draft list of animals which can be farmed for meat

The Chinese government has issued a new draft list of livestock that can be farmed for meat in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic, which is suspected to have originated from wild animals in a Wuhan wet market.

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How China’s Covid-19 tracking app works

The Chinese government says it is using tracking apps to try and keep the spread of Covid-19 in check while the country moves toward lifting the lockdown. CNN's David Culver explains how they do it.

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Shenzhen becomes first Chinese city to ban consumption of cats and dogs

Shenzhen, in southeastern China, has become the first city in the country to ban the consumption of cats and dogs, the government announced Thursday.

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Anger as Japanese PM offers masks to families but refuses to declare emergency

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing a public backlash after he said the government would distribute two reusable cloth face masks per household amid growing concern over medical shortages as the country faces a worsening coronavirus outbreak.

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Malaysia apologizes after advising wives to avoid ‘nagging’ during lockdown

The Malaysian government was forced to apologize after its Women's Development Department published a series of sexist "tips" to help deal with the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, including advising women to continue to wear makeup and to "avoid nagging."

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Coming soon: At least $1.7 trillion in government stimulus to help sick economies

Governments around the world have announced massive amounts of fiscal stimulus this week, aiming to limit the severity of a sharp recession as the coronavirus pandemic shuts down country after country.

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Former Obama official on Trump’s remark: ‘Just false’

Ambassador Susan Rice, National Security Adviser to President Obama, said that the US government has been aware of the threat of a global health crisis for decades, and she personally briefed President Trump's then-incoming National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn on the matter during the transition.

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