Trump to receive new coronavirus recommendations this weekend, plans Xi call

WASHINGTON (1) - President Donald Trump will receive recommendations this weekend from his advisers concerning the subsequent steps within the battle to cease the coronavirus and reignite the U.S. financial system, Vice President Mike Pence mentioned on Thursday.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the coronavirus activity pressure day by day briefing on the White Home in Washington, U.S., March 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump has been urgent for days to get the financial system shifting once more regardless of an rising variety of U.S. coronavirus instances that the strict measures really useful by his advisers are meant to curb.

Trump and his coronavirus workforce on March 16 put in place recommendations for individuals nationwide to cut back social {and professional} interactions for 15 days, together with by education youngsters at dwelling and never gathering in teams of greater than 10 individuals.

Pence mentioned that as day 15 approached, the president’s advisers deliberate to ship recommendations to him primarily based on the newest information.

“We’ll be presenting this weekend (to) the president a variety of recommendations and ... further steering for going ahead,” Pence mentioned, including that the president had made it clear that he needs to “‘open the nation up.’ However we’re going to do this responsibly.”

Trump mentioned he had informed state governors earlier within the day in a letter that his administration can be updating its steering on social distancing associated to the pandemic.

“We are going to vanquish this virus,” he mentioned. “Now we have to get again to work. Our individuals need to work.” The president has mentioned he would really like the financial system to open up once more by Easter on April 12.

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Trump mentioned he was seemingly to communicate with President Xi Jinping of China in a while Thursday and solid doubt on the figures offered by Beijing for coronavirus instances. In the meantime, the variety of reported infections in the US rose to not less than 81,378, in accordance to a 1 tally, surpassing China and Italy to grow to be essentially the most on this planet.

Trump has praised Xi’s dealing with of the coronavirus whereas additionally emphasizing that the illness originated in China and accusing the nation of not being clear sufficient about it.

Trump, who has been holed up within the White Home for almost two and a half weeks as political rallies and different journeys have been canceled, mentioned he deliberate to go to Norfolk, Virginia on Saturday to ship off the Navy’s USNS Consolation hospital ship because it sails for New York Metropolis. It's anticipated to arrive on Monday.

“I’m going to exit and I’ll kiss it goodbye,” Trump mentioned.

A second Navy hospital ship, the USNS Mercy, was dispatched to Los Angeles from San Diego earlier this week.

The president known as on the Home of Representatives to move a $2 trillion stimulus bundle to struggle the coronavirus instantly after the Senate handed the invoice on Wednesday. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi has mentioned she expects the chamber to move the invoice on Friday.

Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason; Further reporting by Eric Beech, Alexandra Alper and David Brunnstrom; Enhancing by Daniel Wallis

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