President Donald Trump said on February 10, 2020, that he had a phone conversation with Xi Jinping. Xi told him that the novel coronavirus was likely to die off “by April” because of the heat.
Trump made the remark at the White House while speaking at an event with U.S. state governors.
“I had a long talk with President Xi—for the people in this room—two nights ago, and he feels very confident,” Trump said. “He feels very confident, and he feels that . . . by April or during the month of April, the heat, generally speaking, kills this kind of virus. So that would be a good thing.”
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Source: Newsweek, February 10, 2020