Trump declares virus pandemic a national emergency

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP has declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump announced Friday that he is declaring the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, as Washington struggles with providing Americans with relief and officials race to slow the spread of the outbreak. Speaking from the Rose Garden, Trump said, “I am officially declaring a national emergency.” He said the emergency would…

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