Coronavirus Updates

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 15: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the press briefing room at the White House on March 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. The United States has surpassed 3,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and the death toll climbed to at least 61, with 25 of the deaths associated with the Life Care Center in Kirkland, Washington. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

In a press conference today (March 16), President Trump announced new coronavirus guidelines for Americans to follow over the next 15 days, recommending that all Americans avoid groups of more than 10 people; avoid discretionary travel, as well as eating and drinking at bars, restaurants and food courts. He also said schools are recommended to close.

At a White House briefing, the President said that with several weeks of action, “We can turn the corner,” on the pandemic. The President also said the government is “prepared to do whatever it takes; whatever it takes, we’re doing.”

The President also cautioned it could be a while before the coronavirus threat abates. “It seems to me if we do a really good job … it could be July, August” until the threat of the pandemic diminishes.


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