Trump says 1,000 army personnel are deploying to New York Metropolis to combat coronavirus
U.S. President Donald Trump solutions questions within the press briefing room with members of the White Home Coronavirus Activity Drive April 3, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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President Donald Trump on Saturday introduced that 1,000 army personnel are deploying to New York Metropolis to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
It is unclear precisely how and the place the army personnel will likely be utilized in New York, the epicenter of the pandemic within the U.S. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned earlier within the day the state has simply seven days to organize for coronavirus apex because it struggles to develop hospital capability and entry to medical tools.
“We’re taking individuals now out of our army. We have been doing it however now we’re doing it on a bigger foundation,” the president mentioned at a White Home press briefing.
New York Metropolis reported 305 new deaths on Friday, marking the most important one-day leap up to now and bringing town’s dying toll to not less than 1,867. The town has confirmed not less than 57,159 circumstances and makes up roughly 1 / 4 of confirmed circumstances within the nation.