Previously, the administration published recommendations on measures to counter the disease.
On Tuesday, March 17, the working group to combat the coronavirus epidemic held another press briefing at the White House on measures to stop the spread of the disease..
Opening the briefing, President Trump noted the effectiveness of measures taken at various levels to end the epidemic.
The President spoke about the conversation he held earlier on Tuesday with representatives of the catering system.
During the conversation, businessmen reportedly thanked Trump and his administration for their comprehensive approach and efforts to disseminate the most accurate and relevant information. The president reminded restaurateurs that they can flatten the virus’ spreading curve by encouraging visitors to opt for takeaway or delivery. All network leaders pledged to adhere to this important recommendation and assured the president that they still intend to provide the population with food using such innovative methods..
The President thanked the interlocutors for the timely implementation of this practice and expressed his desire to continue cooperation between the government and the private sector in order to protect business and the public..
The conversation was attended by the heads of such chains as McDonald’s, Domino’s Pizza, Subway, Papa Johns, etc..
Speaking at a White House briefing, Trump emphasized the importance of cooperation between the country’s various administrative structures in the fight against the disaster. In particular, he expressed gratitude to the Governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo for the activities carried out in the fight against the epidemic.
President expressed confidence in the rapid further recovery of the American economy after the end of the situation with coronavirus.
Answering journalists’ questions, Trump noted the effectiveness of measures to combat the epidemic taken by the Chinese leadership.
The President highly appreciated the actions of the working group and, in particular, expressed gratitude to the medical specialists who are part of it..
Vice President Pence Speaking at a Briefing Highlights Progress in US Coronavirus Testing System.
The vice president said that by following the guidelines for dealing with the epidemic, Americans will be able to gradually reduce the spread of the disease..
President and Vice President noted the importance of cooperation with military specialists and structures in the fight against the epidemic.
Finance Minister Stephen Mnuchin spoke at the briefing about the economic measures taken and, in particular, about the steps to financial incentives..
When asked how long the announced restrictions on the daily life of Americans will remain in force, working group coordinator Deborah Birks replied that this will depend on the progress in the fight against the disease..
The head of the Institute of Infectious Diseases Anthony Fauci urged Americans to be careful and to cooperate with medical institutions in an epidemic.
The group held a closed meeting earlier Tuesday, chaired by Team Leader Vice President Mike Pence..
We will remind that earlier the White House published recommendations on the fight against coronavirus, urging US residents not to gather for informal meetings with the participation of more than 10 people..
Bars, restaurants and other public places in states where local transmission of the virus has occurred have been asked to close.
At the same time, President Donald Trump refrained from declaring large-scale quarantines or restrictions on leaving home, although some states and local authorities have introduced their own mandatory restrictions on the operation of food service establishments, cinemas and entertainment establishments in order to contain the respiratory virus..
“We are making recommendations,” Trump said at a White House press conference. – We have not yet reached this stage [when it is necessary to oblige people to stay at home]. It may happen, but we haven’t gotten to it yet. “.
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