What’s the purpose of the phrase ‘Chinese virus’?

President Trump and other conservatives have begun referring to coronavirus as the “Chinese virus,” saying they want to ensure that China’s government is held accountable. The change in word choice has raised accusations of racism.

First case of COVID-19 reported in Northwest Territories

Watch CBC’s live stream of the government’s press conference at 2 p.m. MT, after N.W.T. reports its first case of COVID-19 Saturday. The person had travelled to British Columbia and Alberta, according to the release, and then returned home to Yellowknife.