U.S. President Donald Trump signed an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill Friday to fight the coronavirus outbreak, as the number of infections with the virus is nearing 100,000.
White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere announced that Trump signed the Coronavirus Supplemental funding bill before departing the White House for the U.S. state of Tennessee.
“The funding, which the president requested, will accelerate development of a vaccine and assist with response efforts,” Deere said on Twitter.
The death toll from the epidemic reached at least 14 in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and
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