Trump Expected To Declare National Emergency On Coronavirus

News conference at three o’clock, Eastern time

(Washington, DC) — President Trump is expected to formally declare a national emergency over the coronavirus this afternoon. He has scheduled a White House news conference at three o’clock, Eastern time. A declaration of a national emergency will set the stage for more direct federal relief to Americans and companies who are affected by the coronavirus. There are roughly 17-hundred confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 40 deaths. Health officials warn that the number of confirmed cases could climb much higher as more coronavirus test kits become available.