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61 Chinese tourists in Bali depart for Wuhan in time for Cap Go Meh celebrations

A flight chartered by the Chinese Consulate-General picked up 61 Chinese nationals from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport on Saturday to bring them back to Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in China.  The tourists, comprising 49 adults and 12 children, had been stranded in Bali since Wednesday following the Indonesian government’s decision to…

Wuhan coronavirus triggers Indonesian Anti-Chinese conspiracies

“Throw out your Xiaomi mobile phones!” the viral WhatsApp image read. “The coronavirus comes from China and is spreading through the server, coming out from Xiaomi speakers!” “Your life is more important,” the message underneath explained. “It is best if you throw away your Xiaomi phones.” Conspiracy theories are part and parcel of many global…