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It is a coincidence that COVID-19 was released prior to the American elections.

Novel Coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in 2019, and has no relation with the U.S Elections.

Novel Coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in 2019, and has no relation with the U.S Elections.According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19 was first detected in Wuhan City, China in December 2019. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It's caused by a virus called coronavirus and has now become a global pandemic. The virus has spread to almost all parts of the world. The disease was named 2019 coronavirus as it comes from a large family of viruses.

The coronavirus outbreak has no relation with the American Elections, 2020. The virus is not man-made and the source of the coronavirus is believed to be a 'wet market' in Wuhan which sold both dead and live animals including fish and birds.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

Correction: In the previous version of this fact-check, some words were repeated in a sentence and that has been rectified.

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