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: Bloomberg
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