US President Donald Trump declared the states of New York, Washington and California national disaster areas because of their coronavirus outbreaks. Photo: EPA-EFE

Coronavirus: New York, Washington, California declared national disaster areas by Trump, as US Senate fails to advance economic stimulus package

  • Nearly one-third of Americans have been ordered to stay home to slow the spread of the pandemic
  • Senate Democrats block legislation on an economic stimulus and relief package expected to involve as much as US$2 trillion for companies and ordinary Americans
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
US President Donald Trump declared the states of New York, Washington and California national disaster areas because of their coronavirus outbreaks. Photo: EPA-EFE
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