China accused US politicians of telling lies to distract from their own performance, shortly after US President Donald Trump renewed his verbal attacks on China.
Worldwide the number of people confirmed to have coronavirus has risen to more than three million, and at least 211,000 have died, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Some 894,000 people have recovered.
US President Donald Trump returned to his daily press briefings after a few days’ absence to attack China over its handling of the coronavirus, saying his administration was conducting “serious investigations” into what happened.
The United Nations human rights chief has warned countries flouting the rule of law in the name of fighting the pandemic risks sparking a “human rights disaster”.