Trump and U.S. states ramp up drive to slow spread of coronavirus

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The White House issued new U.S. coronavirus guidelines on Monday warning Americans to limit social gatherings to 10 or fewer people and urging restaurants, bars and other public venues to close in states where local transmission of the virus exists.

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Published on March 16, 2020 -  00:42
Trump To Governors On Critical Shortage Of Medical Equipment: 'Try Getting It Yourselves'
President Donald Trump offered harsh advice to a group of governors on Monday. Trump told them they're responsible for getting the vital medical equipment needed to treat coronavirus patients in their states. Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment โ€” try getting it yourselves. President Donald Trump Conference call Trump said the federal government would be backing the states, but suggested it would be easier if each state got its own supplied. According to Business Insider, Trump's directive took some of the governors by surprise. That's because states are already working overtime to contain the spread of the virus and are hoping for more federal aid. On Monday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for the Army Corps of Engineers to deploy to the state and build more hospital beds.

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