NEW YORK, March 8 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, defended this Sunday the response of the US Government led by the vice president, Mike Pence, against the epidemic of coronavirus.
“We have a perfectly coordinated and adjusted plan in the White House for our fight against the coronavirus,” Trump said through his Twitter account.
“We began VERY quickly to close the borders in some areas, which was a divine gift. The vice president is doing a great job,” he added, before denouncing the media for spreading malicious information about the White House response.
“They are doing everything they can to make us look bad. How sad!”, The president concluded.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States have confirmed on Saturday 377 cases of the new coronavirus throughout the country, 49 of which correspond to citizens repatriated from Wuhan (3) and the cruise ship ‘Diamond Princess’ (46). As for the deceased, there are already 17 confirmed cases.
The most affected state is that of Washington (northwest) with 86 confirmed cases, followed by California, with 79, and Texas, with 19. In the other states the confirmed cases are minimal.