2/27, 12:49 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: US very, very ready for coronavirus

Addressing the media on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump hailed the preparedness of the United States for combating the coronavirus, citing a John Hopkins study that placed the country at the top of the list of nations with regard to the state of readiness to respond to an outbreak.

"We're very, very ready for this," the president underlined, stressing that additional funding would be allocated to fight the virus outbreak, pending Congress' approval.

Furthermore, Trump announced Vice-President Mike Pence would be in charge of the US response to the breakout.

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