Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Darren England)

A coronavirus vaccine trial will kick off this week in the UK after malaria drug hydroxychloroquine was found to do more harm than good for coronavirus patients.

Australia’s biggest trading partner China has taken offence at ministers' calls for an inquiry into their response to the pandemic, labelling the rhetoric “propaganda", which seems, well, a bit rich. 

China accuses Australia of propaganda

China has accused Australia of being part of a propaganda war, after Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton called for more transparency around its response to the pandemic.