Trump Administration Announces National Coronavirus Guidelines

Headline Roundup March 16th, 2020

President Donald Trump was joined by federal health officials at the White House Monday afternoon to address the nation with new guidelines for coronavirus management and safety, advising older people to stay home and discouraging gatherings of 10 or more individuals. The group also described a "15-day" plan for combating the immediate spread of the virus, while warning that the crisis could continue into and through the summer.

Media coverage also focused on questions about ongoing economic disruption and possible timelines and strategies for stabilizing the virus.

From the Right

President Trump announced on Monday a set of guidelines that he said Americans should follow to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus -- despite admitting that the pandemic could stretch into July or August.

Speaking during a briefing of the coronavirus task force, Trump outlined a plan to slow the spread of COVID-19 in 15 days.

“With several weeks of focused action, we can turn the corner and turn it quickly,” Trump said. “Our government is prepared to do whatever it takes.”

At another point during the news conference,...

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From the Left

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump acknowledged Monday that the U.S. economy “may be” heading toward a recession because of the coronavirus but predicted growth would bounce back strongly.

“Well, it may be,” Trump said in the White House in response to a question about whether the economy is “headed” toward a recession.

“We’re not thinking in terms of recession. We’re thinking in terms of the virus,” the president continued. “Once we stop, I think there’s a tremendous pent-up demand both in terms of the stock market, in terms of the...

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From the Left

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Monday that the White House is evaluating whether to encourage isolation measures, such as a quarantine or curfew, in certain novel coronavirus "hotspots" around the country, but is not considering issuing those measures nationwide.

"At this point, not nationwide, but ... we may look at certain areas, certain hotspots, as they call them. We'll be looking at that," Trump said during a White House press briefing.

But the President added that no decisions had been taken regarding a national curfew. "We haven't really determined to...

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