WHITE HOUSE to DECLARE NATIONAL STATE of EMERGENCY for COVID-19?

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White House officials ‘considering declaring national state of emergency’ over coronavirus

Coronavirus: White House officials ‘privately discussing declaration of national state of emergency

White House officials have privately discussed the possibility of declaring a national state of emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report.

Aides in Donald Trump’s administration have had preliminary talks about calling a national emergency, which would allow disaster-level action to be taken by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Washington Post reported.

It came after Mr Trump issued a flurry of tweets in an attempt to downplay the significance of coronavirus.

In one of more than a dozen posts on Monday, he said: “So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year.

“Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!”

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