Coronavirus live news: Trump casts doubt on China death toll as cases worldwide top 2 million

IMF says Asia to have zero economic growth; WHO chief hopes US will remain a โ€˜friendโ€™; almost 700 test positive on French aircraft carrier. Follow the latest updates

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Qatar Airways crews have been applauded by passengers and won praise from governments for repatriating thousands of travellers stranded by the coronavirus aviation shutdown, AFP reports.

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Dan Collyns reports for the Guardian:

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