"It came from China", he said.
"It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States and all around the world".
Trump's change comes one day after tweeting that the spread of the new coronavirus in the United States is not the fault of Asian Americans, a group that has been the target of an increasing number of racist and xenophobic attacks linked to the virus.
Calling the US accusations clumsy slander, Geng stressed China has kept the World Health Organization (WHO) and relevant countries and regions, including the United States, updated with its domestic epidemic situation in an open, transparent and responsible manner. I wish they would have told us three months sooner.
Singer Karen O has pleaded with America's leaders to stop calling Covid-19 the "Chinese Virus" as the label is causing anti-Asian racism.
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California has reported over 1,000 cases of coronavirus , most of which are clustered in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. Still, he made it clear that he expects citizens to take the process seriously and alter their behavior patterns accordingly.
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Two weeks after Burr and his wife sold stock, NPR reports Burr sounded the alarm about the virus at a private event. Under the STOCK Act , lawmakers and their staff are prohibited from making trades based on nonpublic information.
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Sun Shuopeng said he was shocked to see so many people walking around, using public transportation and eating out in hotels. With 546 most of the deaths on Saturday were in the Milan region registered in the northern Italian region of Lombardy.
As stated at the White House briefing, Trump did not intend to suggest Asian Americans are working to respond to the pandemic but the Chinese doctors who have helped the World Health Organization address the outbreaks and death in other areas of the globe, likely Italy and Europe. "I want to be accurate", Trump said at the time.
Coronavirus is still spreading in the United States, which now has over 42,000 confirmed cases and 533 deaths.
Why it matters: The New York Times on Monday interviewed almost two dozen Asian Americans who said that they were afraid to leave their homes and have been yelled at or spit on in public during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the time, he also tweeted, "I always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously, and have done a very good job from the beginning, including my very early decision to close the "borders" from China - against the wishes of nearly all".
Worldwide cases of the virus exceeded 410,000 on Tuesday, March 24, with more than 18,500 dying after contracting the virus.