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Coronavirus Task Force members give updates on COVID-19 response

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President Donald Trump speaks during a White House press briefing to update status of COVID-19 in the United States Sunday, March 15, 2020. Credit: via WINK News.

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:

He has also signed a coronavirus bill that provides free testing, expanded funding for food security programs and paid sick, family and medical leave for workers at companies with 500 employees or fewer.

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First published on March 19, 2020 / 8:14 AM

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