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USA: Trump defends 'Chinese virus' remark on novel coronavirus

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W/S United States President Donald Trump arriving at press conference, Washington DC
SOT, Journalist: "China and others have criticised you for using the phrase 'Chinese virus'. How do you feel about that, are you going to continue using that phrase?"
SOT, Donald Trump, United States President: "Well, China was putting out information which was false, that our military gave this to them. That was false. And rather than having an argument I said, 'I have to call it where it came from.`It did come from China, so I think it`s a very accurate term."
W/S Press conference in progress *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, United States President: "Our guidance yesterday urges Americans to take action for 15 days to help stem the outbreak. So it's a 15 day period, I guess now it`s a 14 day period, it`s 15 days from yesterday. We are asking everyone to work at home if possible, postpone unnecessary travel, and limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people. By making shared sacrifices and temporary changes we can protect the health of our people and we can protect our economy, because I think our economy will come back very rapidly. So it`s 15 days from yesterday, we`ll see what happens after that. If we do this right our country - and the world, frankly - but our country can be rolling again pretty quickly, pretty quickly. We have to fight that invisible enemy, that I guess [is] unknown but we are getting to know it a lot better. Today the Senate is taking up coronavirus legislation that includes that includes free testing for those who need it, as well as paid sick leave and family medical leave for workers affected by the virus."
M/S Journalist asking question *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, United States President: "There`s great spirit, tremendous spirit. And I can say that for Republicans and Democrats. I can say that with respect to Governor Cuomo, we had a great talk this morning. We`re both doing a really good job and we`re coordinating it. And we agree, you know, different states need different things. And we agree on that 100 percent. But we had a very good talk and I think we are right down the same track and it`s going to be very successful. New York has a pretty big problem, I guess it would be the number one hotspot. That`s no fault of anybody`s, it`s just the way it is. But we`re working very closely together."
M/S Journalist asking question *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Donald Trump, United States President: "We are ensuring that we emerge from this challenge with a prosperous and growing economy. Because that`s what`s going to happen, it`s going to pop. One day we`re going to be standing, possibly up here, we`ll say `well, we won.`And we`re going to say that. Sure as you`re sitting there, we`re going to say that. And we`re going to win. And I think we`re going to win faster than people think or hope."
W/S Press conference in progress
W/S Press conference ending
SCRIPT
US President Donald Trump defended his usage of the phrase 'Chinese virus' to refer to the novel coronavirus, during a press conference in Washington DC on Tuesday.
"China was putting out information which was false, that our military gave this to them. That was false. And rather than having an argument I said, 'I have to call it where it came from. It did come from China, so I think it`s a very accurate term," Trump said.
Trump also urged US residents to work from home and limit travels and social gatherings as part of the effort to contain the virus.
"We are asking everyone to work from home if possible, postpone unnecessary travel, and limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people. By making shared sacrifices and temporary changes we can protect the health of our people and we can protect our economy, because I think our economy will come back very rapidly," Trump said.
According to John Hopkins University, the US currently has 5,702 cases of the coronavirus with 94 deaths.