Some 238,730 people fell victims of COVID-19, the World Health Organization said in its latest update posted on Monday at 10:00 a.m. CEST. He then soberly predicted that the number of Americans killed by the coronavirus could reach "anywhere from 75, 80, to 100,000 people".
The US President, Donald Trump, has vowed to bring US pharmaceutical manufacturing back to America, making specific reference to Ireland.
He added: "This is a very terrible thing we're fighting".
President Donald Trump said as many as 100,000 Americans may die from the coronavirus - a significant increase from his forecast from a few weeks ago. Opening up about his loss during the pandemic, the US President admitted to have lost three friends. "Many companies are, I think, close".
"Given the extraordinary crisis that the American people have endured, and the need for the president to exercise a core governmental function to address the nation about an ongoing public-health crisis", he said, "I am exercising my authority to facilitate the opportunity for the president to conduct this address within the Lincoln Memorial". "I think you can really have it both ways". However, Trump credited himself with preventing the toll from being worse.
Asked if another country could "beat us" on creating a vaccine, Trump said it's not like him to say as he just wants a vaccine.
Airline Ryanair says no holiday flights until July
The reductions represent about 15 per cent of Ryanair's workforce and would include pilots and cabin crew. Mr O'Leary said customers may have to wait up to six months for cash refunds for cancelled flights.
He said he did not believe he posed a risk to others. "It's wonderful to watch people over a laptop, but it's not like being at a church", President Trump says.
Trump said that while he thought common ground could be found with Democrats over an infrastructure package, "we're not doing anything unless we get a payroll tax cut".
Pence was photographed during the April visit as the lone person not wearing a face mask alongside patients and healthcare professionals. More than 68,000 Americans are confirmed dead from the virus, according to a Johns Hopkins database.
Elsewhere in Washington, the Senate planned to reopen Monday, despite the area's continued status as a virus hot spot and with the region still under stay-at-home orders.
He then repeated his promise to move U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturing back to America.
Congressional Republicans have said their next top legislative priority related to the coronavirus will be steps to protect businesses from being sued when the economy begins to reopen.
"Even when you are in uncharted waters, it doesn't mean you proceed blindly", he said.