This was announced at a press conference on Saturday.
President Donald Trump passed the coronavirus test, saying on Saturday that he had an “absolutely normal” temperature. This happened during a press conference on the situation with the coronavirus, which took place this afternoon at the White House.
After representatives of the administration took unprecedented measures by measuring the temperature of journalists who arrived at the press conference, Trump said that he had tested for the virus on Friday evening, adding that the test results would be known “in a day or two.”
The president said his administration has extended a ban on flights to the United States from Ireland and the United Kingdom. The ban will enter into force on the night of Sunday to Monday.
Anthony Fausi, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told reporters that 2,226 cases of infection with a new coronavirus were reported on Saturday in the United States, adding that the outbreak has not yet reached its peak.
According to Fausi, the actions of President Trump, who declared a national state of emergency on Friday, means that now “everything is ready” to accelerate the pace of testing to curb the outbreak of coronavirus in the United States.
Vice President Mike Pence, commenting on the measures taken by the authorities in connection with the outbreak of coronavirus, emphasized that the Americans, who are now unable to go to work due to a number of circumstances, should not worry.
“If you are sick right now, you should not worry, if you have an hourly salary … you should not worry about the fact that you stay at home. If you are sick, stay home. You will not lose your salary because of this. The legislation that is currently in Congress ensures that your employer, including small entrepreneurs, has the opportunity to provide you with paid leave, ”Pence said.
The vice president added that the emergency bill also provides assistance to older people, women, children and low-income families. In addition, state authorities will be able to provide more unemployment benefits, added Pence.