REFILE-FOCUS-Online meal delivery firms knocked off course by coronavirus crisis

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* Most takeaway food apps experience drop in use in Europe

* Some branch into grocery delivery, cut fees to restaurants

* Coronavirus slows fast-growing meal delivery sector

* People prefer to cook at home amid lockdown

By Anna Rzhevkina, Hilary Russ and Toby Sterling

GDYNIA/NEW YORK/AMSTERDAM, April 7 (Reuters) – The lockdown of millions of people at home across the globe due to the coronavirus should have been the perfect recipe for success for the burgeoning online meal delivery market.

But some of the world’s largest players, including Uber Eats and Just Eat, which is being bought by, have been hit by a double whammy: restaurant suppliers have been ordered to shut and with more time at home to cook for themselves, some people appear to have lost their appetite for takeaway.

While many restaurants have switched to offering takeaway, giving

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Donald Trump Bashes Media Coverage Of Coronavirus, Agrees With One America News Reporter That News Outlets “Siding With China”

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President Donald Trump’s press briefing had a flurry of newsworthy statements, updates and some startling moments.

Days after saying that a lot of the media “actually has been really fair” in its coverage of the coronavirus crisis, on Thursday he was back to calling a number of news outlets “dishonest.”

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Near the end of the briefing, Chanel Rion, chief White House correspondent for One America News Network, the right-wing outlet, asked him, “Do you consider the term Chinese food racist, because it is food that originated in China or has Chinese origin?”

“No, I don’t think it is racist,” Trump responded.

Rion continued, “On that note, the major left-wing news media, even in this room, have teamed up with Chinese communist party narratives, and they claim you are racist for making these claims about the Chinese virus. Is

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Amid coronavirus crisis, Trump leans on a new media friend

President Trump calls on a reporter during the daily coronavirus news briefing at the White House. <span class="copyright">(Win McNamee / Getty Images)</span>
President Trump calls on a reporter during the daily coronavirus news briefing at the White House. (Win McNamee / Getty Images)

President Trump has made contentious exchanges with reporters a feature of his daily coronavirus briefings, often using personal invective to bulldoze past questions about shortfalls with masks, ventilators and testing and his own past statements.

But he has shown an altogether different response to one lesser-known media outlet that he has turned to repeatedly as a safety net, frequently citing them by name:

“OAN, please.”

At one recent briefing, Trump called on the outlet twice and elicited two versions of the same question — or statement.

“Mr. President, your approval ratings have been the highest they’ve ever been, as well as the ratings on your handling of the virus,” Jenn Pellegrino, the OAN correspondent seated among the press, said Sunday. “Yet there are some networks that are saying they’re

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Our Voice Is Our Armor Against Anti-Asian Coronavirus Racism

“Chinese virus” flashed across my Instagram Live. I was in the middle of giving a free online writing class during this chaotic time of COVID-19 school closures when the two words made me freeze. What do I do? Do I stop the class? I was just talking about the surging xenophobia and racism in the wake of the coronavirus and how it has affected me as an Asian American creator. And as I opened up about this most vulnerable experience, I never expected to be blasted with “Chinese virus.”

My first instinct was to ignore. Decades of dealing with microaggressions ranging from “Can you actually put on eyeliner?” masked as a serious make-up question to “Are you really a person of color?” have unfortunately been weaved into the fabric of my “normal.” Growing up as the only Chinese girl in my predominantly white school, these microaggressions permeated my day-to-day. My

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