Trump, asked about coronavirus response, gives himself a 10 out of 10

17 Mars, 2020, 08:23 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
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Trump also recommended that Americans avoid gatherings of 10 or more people, and to refrain from seating at bars, restaurants and food courts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The White House also said to "avoid discretionary travel" and to avoid facilities for the elderly and critically ill, who are already at increased risk from the virus.

The Trump administration has released guidelines for 15 days of coordinated action by Americans to stem the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus.

"If we do a really good job, we'll not only hold the death down to a level that is much lower than the other way, had we not done a good job, but people are talking about July, August, something like that".

His recommendations were not mandates, but it follows other states like California and NY that have directed bars and nightclubs to shutdown while limiting restaurant services. The guidelines do not amount to a national quarantine or lockdown, Trump noted.

The bill, which was approved by the House of Representatives early Saturday morning after almost a full day of negotiations with the White House, included expanded funding for coronavirus testing and aid for American workers whose livelihoods were impacted by the economic fallout caused by the response to the spread of COVID-19.

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They also say 13 more people have died, mainly in Hubei Province, with the country's death toll now standing at 3,226. In order to get on the flight, she didn't tell anyone that she believed she might be infected with the coronavirus .

"I've spoken actually with my son, he says, 'How bad is this?'" Trump said during a coronavirus news conference on Monday, describing his conversations about the crisis with his youngest son, Barron.

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick. A member of the White House press corps asked. These included lying about the seriousness of the outbreak, claiming that warm weather would kill the virus, insisting that anyone who wants a coronavirus test can get one and blaming former President Barack Obama's administration for his own faulty response.

Trump's remarks come as he and Democrats clash over his handling of the virus.

On Monday, when asked to rate his response to the virus on a scale of 1 to 10, he gave himself.

Monday saw the United States experience its biggest daily jump in terms of confirmed Coronavirus cases.

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