United States President Donald Trump has declared a national emergency and ordered every state to set up emergency operation centres, effective immediately.
The emergency orders will allow the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services to waive applicable rules and regulations to give doctors, hospitals, and healthcare providers maximum flexibility to respond to the virus and care for patients.
To unleash the full power of the Federal Government in this effort, today I am officially declaring a National Emergency. pic.twitter.com/yu2GBcxWD6Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2020
Updated at 8:02am AEDT on 14 March 2020.
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