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How is U.S. responding to the Pandemic of Covid-19 with highest number of cases?

      The confirmed U.S. coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. has hit 2,000 as of yesterday. President Trump signed an executive order for the Federal Emergency Management Agency to “100 percent fund” emergency activities in response to covid-19 as coronavirus-related deaths in the U.S. doubled in last two days.

                 The executive order for Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and the U.S. territories Guam and Puerto Rico applies to the deployment of the National Guard under state control, and refers to emergency measures.

                      These emergency measures include mitigating, prevention, and other emergency responses to contain the spread of virus.

More than 120,000 people have been diagnosed

Since the reporting of first case of Covid-19 in the U.S. on Jan. 20 more than 120,000 people have been diagnosed, with clusters around New York City, Seattle and in California. The first ever case of Covid-19 was reported in the Washington State.

According to the Bloomberg data, at least 2,024 people have died in the U.S. due to Covid-19.

American health officials have identified multiple people with Covid-19 without known ties to other outbreaks or patients.

According to the tally from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering, 2000 people have died in the U.S. due to new coronavirus.

30,000 COVID-19 global deaths

More than 30,000 COVID-19 deaths have been reported worldwide, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE).

An interactive map maintained by the CSSE showed that there were more than 649,000 confirmed cases globally, with 30,249 deaths as of March 29.

Italy has reported more than 10,000 deaths, followed by Spain, with 5,812, and thee United States so far has the most COVID-19 cases in the world.

Strong travel advisory for New York 

U.S. President Donald Trump has dropped the idea of quarantining the New York state despite a rapid increase in confirmed cases. The state is hardest-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic in the US. Instead, Trump asked for the issuance of strong travel advisory. He said that the quarantine will not be necessary.

“On the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force and upon consultation with the Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the Federal Government,” Trump said on Twitter on Saturday night.

Coronavirus economic stimulus bill

President Donald Trump has signed the $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill, which will provide direct cash payments to more than 90 percent of Americans.

“I just signed the CARES Act, the single biggest economic relief package in American History – twice as large as any relief bill ever enacted. At $2.2 Trillion Dollars, this bill will deliver urgently-needed relief for our nation’s families, workers, and businesses,” US President Donald Trump posted on his Twitter account.

The bill would provide one-time direct payments to Americans of $1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year and $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with $500 payments per child. The bill is the largest economic relief bill in the entire history of U.S..

The bill also includes a $500 billion program for guaranteed, subsidized loans to larger industries, including airlines. State and local authorities would receive up to $150 billion in grants to confront the pandemic.

U.S. is running short of ventilators 

February report from the Center for Health Security at Johns Hopkins revealed the US has about 160,000 ventilators ready for use in hospitals, with another 8,900 held in a national reserve. New York Gov.

Andrew Cuomo has warned repeatedly that his state, the epicenter of coronavirus in the US, is at risk of running out of the machines.

U.S. Defense Production Act

Donald Trump has also invoked the Korean War-era Defense Production Act, which allows a president to force companies to make products for national defence and ordered general motors to produce ventilator.

Mr Trump said that “GM was wasting time” and action was needed to save American lives.

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