Trump announces news conference on coronavirus crisis

US President Donald Trump announces a news conference from the White House on the coronavirus epidemic, with experts warning they expect it to spread in the United States.

“I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M.” Trump tweets, adding that officials from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would attend.

Officials have urged Americans to develop plans to avoid mass gatherings amid dire warnings that countries are not ready to contain an outbreak that has infected 80,000 people, mostly in China.


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