WASHINGTON: The US on Friday became the first country to report 100,000 confirmed coronavirus cases as the number of infections globally crossed 600,000.
With the crisis escalating, US President Donald Trump signed into law a $2.2 trillion emergency spending bill aimed at protecting American families and businesses from the economic hardships caused by the pandemic.
Later, Trump said he’s considering an enforced quarantine for parts of New York and New Jersey to curb the outbreak.
Trump told reporters he had spoken with New York governor Andrew Cuomo and Florida governor Ron Desantis.
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