Coronavirus: no agreement on Pompeo’s ‘Wuhan virus’ terminology as G7 foreign ministers spar over infection source

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Foreign ministers from the Group of 7 leading industrialised democracies sparred Wednesday over whether to call out China as the source of the coronavirus pandemic.Meeting by video conference because of the outbreak, the ministers agreed on the need for joint efforts to halt the spread of the virus, known as Covid-19. But US and European diplomats said the ministers were unable to agree on Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s call for Covid-19 to be identified by name as the “Wuhan virus”.As a…

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