United States President Donald Trump has said that he expects the Corona virus outbreak that has killed over 1,000 people to disappear in April due to hotter weather. Addressing reporters at the White House yesterday, he said that heat kills this kind of virus. Mr Trump also praised China and its leader Xi Jinping for the efforts to contain the spread.
However, President Trump’s prognosis is at odds with top US health officials who have cautioned against commenting on the trajectory of the epidemic.
A January 31 paper in British medical journal – The Lancet – had warned that, even if the epidemic begins to recede at its epicentre in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in April, it could still grow globally into the second half of the year.