Trump Officially Declares Wuhan Coronavirus National Emergency


President Trump formally declared a national emergency this afternoon to address the growing coronavirus pandemic.

He declared the national emergency in order to “unleash the full power of the federal government.” He’s urging every state to set up emergency centers to help combat the virus.

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Speaking from the Rose Garden Friday afternoon, President Trump officially declared a national emergency as the Wuhan coronavirus continues to spread.

“To unleash the full power of the federal government, I’m officially declaring a national emergency. Two very big words,” Trump said. “The action I am taking will open up access to up to $50 billion dollars for states, territories and localities in our shared fight against this disease.”

Business executives from Walgreens, Walmart, Quest Diagnostics, CVS, Target, Roche Diagnostics and other medical care companies also spoke at the event and explained they are ready to partner with the federal government to conduct testing for the virus. They will set up new testing sites at stores and in parking lots to get the job done. More

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