In the fight against the Coronavirus, US President, Donald Trump has declared a national state of emergency. Up to $ 50 billion could be mobilized against the pandemic, Trump said on Friday in a speech in the garden of the White house.
The number of Coronavirus Tests should through cooperation with the private sector "erheblich" be increased. At the same time, Trump threatened a travel ban against travelers from European countries to the UK to expand.
"To unfold the whole power of the government, I call aus" officially the national state of emergency;, Trump said during his speech, followed by a press conference. He called on all States, emergency centres set up. Every U.S. hospital should be on alert. With the state of emergency he was also in the Ministry of health more powers.
Trump: "I wear no Verantwortung"
The proclamation of national emergency had been expected in view of the spreading Virus. The opposition Democrats had asked for this vehemently and Trump’s failure in dealing with the Coronavirus accused.
The Lack of testing is one of the main points of criticism of the Trump government. Many people with symptoms of illness not able to take the test. On the question of the lack of Corona-Tests Trump replied on Friday: "I carry no responsibility at all." He announced "vermutlich" 1.4 million Corona-Tests for the upcoming week.
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In the United States, at least 47 people are already on the of the Virus-induced lung disease Covid-19 died. More than 2000 infections were registered, according to a count by the AFP news Agency. However, the actual number of Infected is likely to be significantly higher. Due to the lack of Tests were tested in the United States compared to other countries, to date only a few people.
The Robert Koch Institute also categorizes Madrid and the Tirol as high-risk areas
In Europe, the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) declared meanwhile, because of the spread of the Coronavirus, the Spanish capital of Madrid and the Austrian state of Tyrol to high-risk areas. The RKI added to his list of international risk, on the were already in Italy, Iran, the province of Hubei in China, the province of North Gyeongsang in South Korea and the Region Grand-Est, France, on Friday morning to Madrid and the Tirol.
Federal Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU), recommended that all travellers were in the past two weeks in Italy, in Austria or in Switzerland to stay two weeks at home. "If you were within the last 14 days in Italy, in Switzerland or in Austria: Avoid unnecessary contact and stay 2 weeks at home – regardless of whether they have symptoms or nicht", Spahn wrote in the evening on Twitter.
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