Trump pledges to work with China's Xi Jinping to fight coronavirus

China willing to support US in dealing with coronavirus, Xi tells Trump

Trump Finally Engages China, Holds Talks With President Xi Jinping

Fauci claimed that the President is "listening" to the medical experts on his White House coronavirus taskforce about whether to make the decision to lift the government's health restrictions imposed to fight the virus.

After first passing in the Senate, the bill was then approved by the House of Representatives, though it faced a last-minute challenge from Representative Thomas Massie of Kentucky.

President Trump has also held daily press briefings and, like Cuomo, has faced a wave of criticism for the way his administration handled the crisis.

"I think there are certain people that would like it to do financially poorly because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls", Trump said on Wednesday.

It includes checks for most Americans, boost unemployment aid, help for small business as well as a massive loan fund for corporations - at a time when unemployment is surging at a record pace, as a outcome of businesses closing in compliance with social distancing guidelines.

"The President expressed really an aspirational goal as we continue to follow the data", Pence said Friday during an interview on CNBC.

Trump said the package was "twice as large" as any prior relief bill.

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The court was petitioned by doctors' unions and the French medical council for a total lockdown restricting all public movements. Over one-third of the country's ventilator-equipped beds are occupied at this point, health agency director Jerome Salomon said.

Before the coronavirus outbreak, the countries were in the midst of a trade war and in stark conflicts over intellectual property, human rights, Taiwan and Beijing's policies in Hong Kong and the South China Sea.

In addition, the bill also donates Dollars 150 billion to the healthcare system, including USD 100 billion for grants to hospitals and other healthcare providers buckling under the strain of COVID-19 caseloads.

$45 billion will go to the Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Relief Fund, more than doubling the amount available to support the President's Emergency and Disaster Declarations to empower state, local, and tribal leaders to effectively respond. Earlier, he had said that he would provide financial help to working families and small businessmen.

According to Johns Hopkins University data, 27,333 people have died due to the disease across over 170 countries.

That figure is higher than both China and hard-hit Italy, which accounts for a third of the 24,000 deaths worldwide.

There are several ways to watch as President Donald Trump and the Coronavirus Task Force hold their latest press briefing on Sunday to discuss the US recording the most COVID-19 cases of any country in the world.

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