Coronavirus Task Force members are holding a press briefing Thursday morning to give updates on the U.S. government response to COVID-19. At Wednesday’s briefing, President Trump announced he will invoke the Defense Production Act, which will speed up and expand the supply of resources from the country’s industrial base, particularly to increase the production of medical supplies and equipment.
Information on Coronavirus Task Force briefing
What: Coronavirus Task Force members hold a press briefing
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Location: White House, Washington, D.C.
Watch announcement LIVE in the stream below:
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First published on March 19, 2020 / 8:14 AM
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