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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday dubbed coronavirus the “Chinese Virus” three times in less than an hour. 

Trump’s salvos against China come after Asian nation’s claims that U.S. army has brought the coronavirus to its territories. 

Several users of the Chinese social media platform Weibo have claimed that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 was introduced to China when 300 U.S. military members arrived in the Wuhan region for the Military World Games in mid-October and infected the local population.

However, none of the U.S. service members who made the trip have tested positive.

Chinese respiratory specialist Zhong Nanshan stated

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