Trump says coronavirus under control

Despite saying the situation is 'very well under control,' Trump administration asks for $2.5 billion to prepare for a widespread outbreak and assist other nations.

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February 25, 2020 - 9:40 AM

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NEW DELHI (AP) — President Donald Trump sought today to minimize fears about coronavirus spreading rampantly throughout the U.S., saying the situation is “very well under control in our country.”

At the same time, the Trump administration on Monday asked Congress for an additional $2.5 billion to prepare in case of a widespread outbreak and to assist other nations.

“We have very few people with it,” the president said at a news conference in India near the close of a two-day visit.

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