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Trump Declares National Emergency to Confront Coronavirus

WASHINGTON—President Trump declared a countrywide emergency in excess of the coronavirus pandemic, a go that he explained would free of charge up billions in guidance to states and give him further authority as the quickly spreading virus upends lifetime throughout the state.

Mr. Trump, speaking in the White House’s Rose Yard on Friday, explained the countrywide emergency declaration would open up up accessibility to up to $50 billion in economical guidance for states, localities and territories. He also termed on just about every U.S. point out to immediately established up emergency…