President Donald Trump addressed the nation from the White House tonight, amid the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus. In a statement from the Oval Office, Trump delivered a sober message to the American public about the virus known as COVID-19.
"Today the WHO announcedthat this is a global pandemic. We have been in frequent contact with our allies and we are marshaling the full power of the federal government and the private sector to protect the American people," Trump said.
"I'm confident that by counting and continuing to take these tough measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and we'll ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus. From the beginning of time, nations and people have faced unforeseen challenges including large scale and very dangerous health threats," said Trump. "This is the way it always was and always will be. It only matters how you respond and we are responding with great speed and professionalism."
Among one of the strongest actions Trump announced Wednesday, was that all travel from Europe to the United States would be suspended for the next thirty days, with the exception of the United Kingdom.
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