Photo: ReutersThe United States may be set to toughen its coronavirus response. Trump, who has faced criticism for playing down the pandemic in its early stages, urged everyone to follow the restrictions. White House coronavirus task force response coordinator Deborah Birx said federal guidance was important because all states were facing the same levels of risk. Trump said the United States had begun to acquire personal protective equipment from overseas. Trump said he had just spoken with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and that the United States would be sending Italy about $100 million worth of medical supplies that are not needed in the United States.
Source: Otago Daily Times March 31, 2020 01:07 UTC