2020-03-19 02:37:31 At a White House press briefing, US President Donald Trump doubled down on calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus” when journalists asked him about concerns that the use of the term is creating racial tensions in America. (Video: Reuters)

The WHO had chosen the name COVID-19 to avoid references to a specific geographical location, animal species or group of people in line with international recommendations for naming aimed at preventing stigmatisation.
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