The colours of the Italian flag are projected onto the Palazzo Senatorio building on Capitoline Hill in Rome on Tuesday as a “sign of hope in this difficult and delicate moment”, Rome’s mayor stated. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Germany’s Angela Merkel plays down China’s providing medical supplies to hard-hit European countries

  • ‘What we are seeing here is reciprocity,’ the German leader says, referencing the EU’s aiding stricken China earlier this year
  • But critics dismissed China’s show of largesse as propaganda designed to deflect US claims that the contagion originated in China
Topic |   Coronavirus China
The colours of the Italian flag are projected onto the Palazzo Senatorio building on Capitoline Hill in Rome on Tuesday as a “sign of hope in this difficult and delicate moment”, Rome’s mayor stated. Photo: AFP
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