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The Chinese Foreign Ministry has lambasted Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s claim that the new coronavirus originated from China, saying the issue should be studied “based on science and facts.”

“We resolutely oppose the politicization and stigmatization of the origins of the virus,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters Tuesday, adding that Abe’s assertion is “contrary to opinions” by many medical research institutions and the World Health Organization.

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