WASHINGTON – US President Donald Trump has suggested that Asian Americans should be protected amid reports of racist attacks caused by viral infections.

Mr. Trump's show of support comes after he repeatedly used the term "Chinese virus", despite criticism, encouraging racism.

"It's very important that we protect our entire Asian American community in the United States and around the world," he wrote on social media.

"They are great, and the virus spread is not their fault in any way. They are working closely with us to get rid of it and we will protect you!" By: Chhouk Bora