Chinese ambassador to U.S. responds to naming of virus

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China’s ambassador to the U.S. is pushing back against people calling COVID-19 the “Chinese virus.” Cui Tiankai stressed that the World Health Organization says naming a new virus should never be linked to a particular location, group of people, or animal to avoid stigma. And he said he hopes the WHO’s rule will be followed.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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