Donald Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus pandemic

Written by Ragini Joshi

Published on : March 13, 2020 4:10




Donald Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus pandemic

Donald Trump has declared a national emergency to address the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic on Friday afternoon. He made this declaration from the White House Rose Garden during a press conference.

US President in his remarks said that as part of the national emergency declaration, “the action I am taking will open up $50 billion.”

Trump said his team expected “half a million additional tests will be available early next week.”

“Which will bring probably 1.4 million tests next week and five million in a month,” Trump said. “Our overriding goal is to stop the spread of the virus.”