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'Very bad gift' from China, says Trump as death toll crosses 100,000-mark

The New York Times said that the death toll exceeds the number of US military combat fatalities in every conflict since the Korean War.

President Donald Trump stops to speaks with reporters on the South Lawn of the White House as he returns to the White House on Marine One in Washington. Photo: PTI
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“All over the World the coronavirus, a very bad ‘gift’ from China, marches on. Not good!” Trump said in a tweet.

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The US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that coronavirus was a “very bad gift” from China to the rest of the world, as America surpassed the grim milestone of over 100,000 Covid-19-linked deaths.

“All over the World the coronavirus, a very bad ‘gift’ from China, marches on. Not good!” Trump said in a tweet.

“We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000,” he said.

The US reached the painful milestone of 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths — the highest in the world on Wednesday.

“To all of the families & friends of those who

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First Published: May 29 2020 | 2:16 AM IST

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