Coronavirus found on cruise ship as more US states report cases

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The embedded video was two minutes and 20 seconds long, and described as including Trump's advice that those who test positive for novel coronavirus COVID-19 should go to work.

On Friday, the political group AIPAC said two people who attended its Washington conference this past week had tested positive for coronavirus.

"We are working very hard to keep these numbers as low as possible!"

The White House carefully staged a series of events this week to try to show that it had taken charge of the coronavirus response: meetings with Congress and industry leaders, a tour of a vaccine lab at the National Institutes of Health, and Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Washington State to meet local leaders grappling with the outbreak.

"We're also going to be talking about hourly wage earners getting help, so that they can be in a position where they're not going to ever miss a paycheck", he said, adding he would also be discussing relief measures for companies affected.

White House officials have been blindsided by the president's sudden moves. Both video and transcription of the clip indicated that Trump did not say that.

"The president's press conference last week, that was a trillion dollars", Scaramucci said.

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As stocks plunge and US companies grapple with the economic fallout, the Trump administration is weighing tax relief for the deeply affected cruise, travel and airline industries, according to a source familiar with the plan. I know how pleased the President was to learn that the commercial labs in this country, led by companies like LabCorp and Quest, have already brought a test forward and are taking that to market effective today, he said. "We hope it doesn't final too lengthy".

President Trump last week flew on Air Force One with Representative Matt Gaetz who later announced he would self-isolate after being informed he was exposed to a patient with COVID-19.

Keeping passengers quarantined aboard a coronavirus-hit ship proved to be a disastrous strategy in Japan, leading to one of the world's biggest outbreaks.

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of tropical medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, this week warned US lawmakers against minimizing the viruses risk for vulnerable people. The number of the cases in the USA stood at about 200 on Thursday, including 12 deaths - 11 in Washington state and one in California.

And U.S. Defence Secretary Mark Esper postponed a trip to India, Pakistan and Uzbekistan that was to begin Monday, citing the coronavirus crisis, Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah said Tuesday. "Now the exception to that would be if the President or others developed symptoms, then you would probably go ahead and test".

The new virus is a member of the coronavirus family that can cause colds or more serious illnesses such as SARS and MERS.

"Thankfully she's negative, the person", Grisham said.

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