Trump stops calling coronavirus ‘Chinese virus’ and says Asian-Americans not to blame for outbreak
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US President Donald Trump did not use the term “Chinese virus” to describe the coronavirus at a White House briefing on March 23, 2020, in a departure from language he had repeatedly used over the past week. The president had been criticised for using the phrase which is considered stigmatising under World Health Organisation guidelines. And as the US continues to intensify its response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Congress failed for a second time to pass a relief bill worth over US$2 trillion to ease health care access and stimulate the economy.
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