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3/26, 7:24 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump to classify counties per COVID-19 risk

In a letter to state governors on Thursday, US President Donald Trump revealed that his administration is considering classifying counties across the country according to the risk posed by the COVID-19 epidemic using "data-driven criteria."

"Our expanded testing capabilities will quickly enable us to publish criteria [...] to help classify counties with respect to continued risk posed by the virus," the president wrote, suggesting the introduction of high-, medium-, and low-risk counties.

New guidelines will be used to make decisions about "maintaining, increasing or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures," Trump underlined.

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