Trump says he ordered FEMA to help New York, California, Washington

Trump says he ordered FEMA to help New York, California, Washington

Trump says he ordered FEMA to help New York, California, Washington

US Vice President Mike Pence says that 254,000 US citizens have been tested for coronavirus under the federal programme, and over 30,000 have tested positive.

"Today, I am announcing action to help New York, California and Washington ensure that the National Guard can effectively respond to this crisis", Trump said at a news briefing at the White House.

President Trump has approved requests from California, New York and Washington states for a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration.

For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough.

According to Trump, emergency medical stations will be deployed to help treat coronavirus patients in three USA states and that a U.S. naval hospital ship will be sent to Los Angeles.

"We are shipping. All those supplies, to all the demands, all the asks, all the governance, every day, we are - we're prepared to go to zero in the stockpile to meet demand", Gaynor said.

"We're dealing also with other states but these states have been hit the hardest", Trump said. He has issued Major Disaster Declarations for New York, California and Washington.

He also issued a statewide stay-at-home order to ask all almost 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out, noting that it is for the preservation of public health and safety of the state. "Respirators, surgical masks and gowns, face shields, coveralls and gloves in large quantities are already being delivered to Washington and NY", he said.

President Donald Trump deployed the National Guard to NY, he announced Sunday. As of Sunday morning, at least 7,300 National Guard members have been mobilized across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, the US Virgin Islands and Washington DC to combat the deadly virus.

On Sunday, he listed the four sites selected as the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, a Westchester county center, and locations at State University of New York's Stony Brook campus and Old Westbury campus, reports Xinhua news agency. The president has been holding daily White House news conference for about 10 days now, with each lasting for more than an hour. OR issued such an order on Friday night, joining states that include California, Illinois and NY. "They're meant for war", Trump said.

Additional supplies, including N95 masks and gloves, will be delivered to California and NY in the next 48 hours, Trump said.

"We want to have as few deaths as possible", he added.

"I am a wartime president", Trump mentioned.

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