Chicago’s interim police superintendent also said people who meet in large gatherings could now be fined $500 or even arrested.
The hashtag #GetMePPE is trending across social media as health care workers are asking for donated medical supplies to fight coronavirus.
The president’s informal target to curtail mitigation measures comes as the total number of confirmed cases nationwide tops 50,000.
A Senate agreement on emergency funding to address the coronavirus could be “hours” away, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday, as Republicans and Democrats seemed close to bridging disagreements that have stalled a deal on the approximately $2 trillion package. And on a Fox News special, President Trump said that he hopes the United States can begin to get back to normal by the middle of next month, potentially setting up a clash with public health officials. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, White House correspondent Franco Ordoñez, and congressional reporter Claudia Grisales.
The state purchased millions of masks urgently needed by health care workers on the COVID-19 frontlines.
The administration’s crisis response team has another press conference on Monday; watch it live at 4:30 p.m. CT.
As financial markets fall and case numbers soar, Congress has (so far) been unable to reach a deal on a major coronavirus aid package with an expected price tag of more than a trillion dollars. Also, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has become the first senator to test positive for the coronavirus. Close contact with Paul has led at least two other senators to self-quarantine. This episode: political correspondent Scott Detrow, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and congressional correspondent Kelsey Snell.
The biking advocate championed city streets for all and, under Mayor Richard M. Daley, took the fall for the 1992 Loop tunnel floods.
The Senate is negotiating another aid package to address the coronavirus, one that would provide direct cash payments, loan guarantees for impacted businesses and more resources for testing and development of vaccines. Also, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee warned a small group of well-connected constituents three weeks ago to prepare for dire economic and societal effects of the coronavirus, according to a secret recording obtained by NPR. This episode: campaign correspondent Asma Khalid, congressional correspondent Susan Davis, White House correspondent Tamara Keith, and investigative correspondent Tim Mak.
The White House is trying to show it has things under control as concerns over shortages mount.