US President Donald Trump sends the National Guard to California, New York, and Washington, which are the hardest hit by the coronavirus epidemic. In these states recorded more than 18 thousand infected.
US President Donald Trump sends the National Guard to the three states that are most affected by the coronavirus epidemic – California, New York and Washington. He announced this at a press conference on March 22, CNBC reported.
The National Guard will be subordinate to the governors, not the federal government, and will help in the fight against coronavirus.
The Trump administration emphasized that the deployment of the National Guard is not an imposition of martial law.
“I am the president of wartime. This is a war – a war of a different kind than ever before,” – said Trump.
CNN notes that the White House press conference took place a few hours after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo urged Trump to make more efforts at the state level to counter the coronavirus. He said the government should order masks, bathrobes, fans, and other necessary medical equipment for the factories.
Trump said at a press conference that masks, gloves, bathrobes, and hospital beds would be allocated from the state reserve for the regions where outbreaks were recorded.
In the United States, at least 32,149 cases of coronavirus infection, about 400 people died.
The greatest number of cases – near 15,000 – recorded in the state of New York, then go Washington (c. 1700) and California (c. 1500).
The United States came in third in the world (after China and Italy) in terms of the number of coronavirus infected.
An outbreak of coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to the American Johns Hopkins University on March 23, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 330 thousand, 14 717 people died.