Xi rejected Trump’s offers of help early in Covid-19 outbreak: Woodward

Chinese President Xi Jinping asked his US counterpart Donald Trump not to spark panic over Covid-19 and rejected several offers by Trump to send medical experts to China to help investigate and contain the virus, according to a book by journalist Bob Woodward to be released on Tuesday.In Rage, his second book about Trump’s presidency, Woodward said US health officials monitored the virus outbreak from late December.American officials maintained regular contact with their Chinese counterparts…