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Al Jazeera 5 Apr 2020

Coronavirus in Central Asia: Virus relief funds under question

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Central Asian countries, like Kazakhstan and neighbouring Kyrgyzstan, have called on people and businesses to donate to emergency funds for the Coronavirus crisis.
While the relief has been welcome, it has also given rise to questions about where the money is coming from.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports.


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