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Coronavirus: US slams Chinese media for falsely saying consulate staff in Hong Kong invoked diplomatic immunity to avoid quarantine

Washington on Tuesday slammed mainland Chinese and pro-Beijing media outlets over what it called a “disinformation campaign” after they accused coronavirus-infected US consulate staff in Hong Kong of claiming diplomatic immunity to avoid quarantine.Wading into the controversy, Hong Kong leader Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor confirmed that two infected US consulate employees, a married couple, had already been sent to the hospital on Monday night, while special permission had been…

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