US President Donald Trump has once yet again blamed China for the world wide unfold of the lethal coronavirus which has killed more than 450,000 persons and contaminated extra than 8.5 million some others, terming the illness as “Kung flu”.
Trump has continuously blamed China for the coronavirus pandemic which originated in the central Chinese metropolis of Wuhan in December very last year and accused Beijing of suppressing the specifics of the contagion.
The Trump administration officers have explained it as Wuhan virus because of to its origin.
Trump, addressing his very first election rally on Saturday in Tulsa, Oklahoma, soon after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in the US early this year, stated that the COVID-19 is a sickness and has numerous names than any illness in background.
“I can title – Kung flu. I can name 19 distinctive variations of names. Several simply call it a virus, which it is. Quite a few calls it a flu. What big difference. I consider we have 19 or 20 versions of the title,” Trump claimed.
Kung fu refers to the Chinese martial arts in which people use only their bare hands and toes to fight.
In accordance to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Useful resource Center, the contagion has infected about 8.5 million folks and killed far more than 450,000 across the planet.
The US is the worst impacted country with in excess of 2.2 million conditions and more than 1,19,000 deaths.
The COVID-19, which originated in China’s Wuhan town in December final yr, has also battered the earth overall economy with the Global Monetary Fund indicating that the world wide financial state is sure to undergo a “intense economic downturn”.
Researchers are racing versus time to come across a vaccine or medicine for its treatment method.
Trump, 74, is seeking re-election in the November presidential elections against former vice president Joe Biden, 77, who is the Democratic Party’s applicant.