Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, his medical professional stated on Saturday, as the U.S. president extended a travel ban to Britain and Ireland to attempt to slow the spread of a pandemic that has actually closed down much of the everyday regimen of American life.
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a pressing rundown with members of the Coronavirus Job Force at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2020.
After White House authorities took the extraordinary action of inspecting the temperature levels of reporters getting in the rundown space, Trump informed press reporters he took a test for the infection on Friday night. On Saturday night, his doctor, Sean Conley, stated the results were negative.
The U.S. president met with a Brazilian delegation recently, a minimum of one member of which has actually because checked favorable.
Trump stated Americans ought to reassess non-essential travel, which his administration was likewise thinking about domestic travel constraints.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergic Reaction and Contagious Illness, stated the nation has actually taped 2,226 cases of the brand-new coronavirus however has actually not yet reached the peak of the breakout.
“This will get worse before it gets better,” Cosmetic Surgeon General Jerome Adams stated at the rundown. However, he added, “99% of people will recover and people need to know that.”
Critics have actually implicated Trump of focusing excessively on markets, which on Friday saw the 3 significant Wall Street indexes gain more than 9% after having had their worst day because of 1987 on Thursday.
All 3 indexes were nonetheless down a minimum of 8% for the week and about 20% below mid-February record highs.
At the rundown, Trump informed press reporters he was “honored to see that the stock market set a record in a short period of time over a 45-minute period.” He called it an “all-time record” that he hoped would be duplicated daily.
“They said, ‘Sir, you just set a record in the history of the stock market. That was pretty good. Those great companies that were there, they couldn’t have been too unhappy about it … They are all big, publicly listed companies, so they did a good job,” he stated prior to turning the microphone over to Vice President Mike Pence, who is running the White House’s action to the breakout.
Pence stated the administration was extending to Britain and Ireland travel constraints that were first troubled China and broadened today to continental Europe.
Trump spoke to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday about the brand-new constraints, the White House stated.
AIRLINES STRATEGY FLIGHT CUTS
U.S. airline companies, which have actually currently been damaged by the constraints and a high drop in need, stated on Saturday that they were preparing more flight cuts. Pence stated the brand-new constraints will work at midnight on Monday.
Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, stated Trump chose to add Britain to the travel ban since of the increasing variety of coronavirus cases there. Health authorities in England revealed on Saturday a more 10 deaths brought on by COVID-19, practically doubling the variety of casualties in Britain because of Friday.
A senior DHS official, who spoke on condition of privacy, stated Britain and Ireland were added since the United States was unable to efficiently identify whether tourists from those countries were attempting to avoid the European travel ban.
“The travel investigation couldn’t be effectively managed on our side,” the senior DHS official stated.
U.S. people and legal homeowners will still be able to return home and will be funneled through specific airports, Pence stated.
The vice president likewise informed press reporters that go to assisted living homes were being suspended to safeguard the most susceptible. A nursing home in Washington state has actually been the website of the majority of the U.S. deaths brought on by the coronavirus.
On Saturday, authorities in New York City verified that state’s first 2 casualties from the break out: an 82- year-old female in New york city City’s district of Brooklyn, and a male in his 60 s in Rockland County, north of the city. Both had hidden illness, New york city Guv Andrew Cuomo stated.
Nationwide, a minimum of 58 individuals has actually passed away.
RACKS SELECTED CLEAN
The pandemic has actually required public schools, sports occasions and cultural and home entertainment locations to close throughout the United States.
American consumers selected supermarket racks tidy of items varying from disinfectants and toilet tissue to rice and milk, triggering merchants to race to restock their stores In action to the run on specific products, significant merchants have actually enforced some purchase limitations.
On Saturday early morning, about 500 individuals were lined up for 2 blocks outside a Costco in Garden Grove, California, waiting for the store to open. Long lines of consumers were reported outside food stores in other parts of the United States.
On Friday, Trump stated a national emergency situation in a relocation that he stated would bring “the full power of the federal government” to bear on the intensifying health crisis by maximizing some $50 billion in help. He likewise advised every state to established emergency situation centers to assistance battle the infection.
Early on Saturday, the U.S. Legislature extremely passed a coronavirus help bundle that would supply complimentary screening and paid authorized leave, in a quote to restrict the financial damage from the breakout.
Economic experts state the effect of the break out on services might tip the U.S. economy into an economic crisis.