US stocks surged after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday. Photo: AFP
US stocks surged after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday. Photo: AFP

Donald Trump declares US national emergency to deal with coronavirus response

  • The move will allow US states to tap crucial federal funds to deal with surging infections
  • The US president has been under increasing pressure to act, as governors and mayors nationwide step up actions to mitigate the spread

US stocks surged after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday. Photo: AFP
US stocks surged after President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday. Photo: AFP
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