Peter Gaynor, acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was going to use the Defence Protection Act “when we need it”. Photo: BloombergPeter Gaynor, acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was going to use the Defence Protection Act “when we need it”. Photo: Bloomberg
Peter Gaynor, acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was going to use the Defence Protection Act “when we need it”. Photo: Bloomberg

Coronavirus: US triggers wartime provision as WHO warns country could become epicentre

  • ‘Are we prepared? No. It’s pretty clear we’re not adequately prepared in any sense,’ says an American infectious disease expert
  • US cases increase by 32 per cent from the previous day’s figures, with the death toll at more than 500

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Peter Gaynor, acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was going to use the Defence Protection Act “when we need it”. Photo: BloombergPeter Gaynor, acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was going to use the Defence Protection Act “when we need it”. Photo: Bloomberg
Peter Gaynor, acting administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, said on Tuesday that the Trump administration was going to use the Defence Protection Act “when we need it”. Photo: Bloomberg
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