White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said US President Donald Trump would be signing an executive order requiring the purchase of medical supplies from American manufacturers. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: Donald Trump to force government to buy US medical supplies in extended ‘Buy America’ programme amid concerns over China, says trade adviser

  • Adviser Peter Navarro says president plans to sign executive order requiring federal agencies to buy US-made medical products and pharmaceuticals
  • Business leaders and officials fear move could prompt China to curb urgently needed shipments of N95 masks and other protective gear
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said US President Donald Trump would be signing an executive order requiring the purchase of medical supplies from American manufacturers. Photo: AP
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