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India: Trump asks Congress for $2.5 bil for coronavirus measures

India, New Delhi
February 25, 2020 at 21:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

US President Donald Trump has insisted everything is "under control" as he announced he requested $2.5 billion (€2.29 billion) emergency funding from Congress to stem the coronavirus, on Tuesday in New Delhi.

He said that the money will be "just in case something should happen and also helping other nations that really aren't equipped" to deal with the outbreak, which the WHO has declared a global emergency.

Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping and China for working "very, very hard," adding that "it looks like they're getting it under control more and more. They're getting it more and more under control."

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), nearly 80,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,600 people have died.

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US President Donald Trump has insisted everything is "under control" as he announced he requested $2.5 billion (€2.29 billion) emergency funding from Congress to stem the coronavirus, on Tuesday in New Delhi.

He said that the money will be "just in case something should happen and also helping other nations that really aren't equipped" to deal with the outbreak, which the WHO has declared a global emergency.

Trump praised Chinese President Xi Jinping and China for working "very, very hard," adding that "it looks like they're getting it under control more and more. They're getting it more and more under control."

According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), nearly 80,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 so far and over 2,600 people have died.

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