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Coronavirus: Trump voices hope for ‘levelling-off’ in US hotspots

Coronavirus: Trump voices hope for ‘levelling-off’ in US hotspots

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President Donald Trump has expressed hope coronavirus cases were "levelling off" in US hotspots, saying he saw "light at the end of the tunnel". On Sunday, New York, the epicentre of the US outbreak, reported a drop in the number of new infections and deaths.Mr Trump described the dip as a "good sign", but warned of more deaths as the pandemic neared its "peak" in the US."In the days ahead, America will endure the peak of this pandemic," Mr Trump said at his daily coronavirus briefing.He said more medical personnel and supplies, including masks and ventilators, would be sent to the states that are most in need of assistance.Deborah Birx, a member of the president's coronavirus task force, said the situation in Italy and Spain, wh...
Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

Premier infuriated by Trump, says Canada helped US amid 9/11

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A Canadian premier of a province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks is questioning the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to CanadaBy ROB GILLIES Associated PressApril 5, 2020, 8:54 PM4 min read4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTORONTO -- The premier of a Canadian province that sheltered thousands of stranded American airline passengers after the 9/11 attacks questioned the humanity of U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday after Trump banned the export of N95 protective masks to Canada. The conservative leader of another province compared it to one family member feasting while letting another one starve. And yet another premier said it reminded him of ...
Trump reveals plans to repatriate Britons trapped on COVID-19-infected ship

Trump reveals plans to repatriate Britons trapped on COVID-19-infected ship

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Donald Trump has revealed plans to allow British passengers trapped on a coronavirus-infected cruise ship where four people have died to return home.More than 200 UK nationals have been left stranded after an outbreak of COVID-19 on the Zaandam cruise ship, which has been refused permission to dock in the US. Four passengers have died on the cruise ship, including 75-year-old British man John Carter whose widow has been isolated and on her own since his death. Image: John Carter died on board the Zaandam cruise ship Mr Carter's family have since pleaded with the US president and Florida authorities to allow the ship to dock.In a White House briefing on Wednesday, Mr Trump confirmed plans to repatriate British passengers onboard the Za...
Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter

Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter

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Media playback is unsupported on your device President Donald Trump has said federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing will be extended across the US until at least 30 April.He had previously suggested that they could be relaxed as early as Easter, which falls in mid-April."The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two weeks," Mr Trump said. He appeared to be referring to peak infection rates that experts fear could overwhelm hospitals.White House medical adviser Dr Anthony Fauci had earlier warned that the virus could kill up to 200,000 Americans.Dr Fauci said that it was "entirely conceivable" that millions of Americans could eventually be infected. The US now has more than 140,000 confirmed cases.As of Sunday ev...