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Trump re-blames China for the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

US President Donald Trump, against the backdrop of an increase in the number of deaths of patients with coronavirus in the country to 200 thousand, urged on Tuesday to remember that the pandemic came from China.

“I think if we hadn’t acted in the right way, right, there would have been 2.5 million deaths,” he told reporters before his trip to Pennsylvania. “The numbers would have been much larger. You saw my speech to the General Assembly UN, China should have stopped the coronavirus at its borders, not let the virus spread around the world.“

“This is a terrible thing. But we are not closing the country, we are working well in terms of opening the country (economic recovery after the sanitary restrictions imposed by the pandemic), markets are growing,” said the head of the White House. 2.5 or 3 million deaths. This horrible thing [pandemic] shouldn’t ever happen. China allowed this to happen, just remember it.“

Trump, speaking at the high-level general political debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, said the organization should hold China accountable for the outbreak of the pandemic. The American leader has many times accused the Chinese authorities of allegedly taking insufficiently active measures to prevent an outbreak of the disease.



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