Secretary of Well being and Human Providers Alex Azar and members of the Trump Administration’s Coronavirus Activity Drive maintain a press briefing on the White Home on January 31, 2020 in Washington, DC.
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The White Home is planning to ask Congress to approve an emergency spending bundle to assist the Trump administration battle the unfold of the coronavirus, a supply conversant in the scenario advised CNBC on Monday.
The proposed spending deal may very well be despatched to Congress as quickly as this week, the supply stated.
The Washington Put up first reported the White Home’s preparations Monday morning. The Put up reported that the bundle may embrace a request for about $1 billion in funding — however that quantity shouldn’t be thought-about the final phrase as plans are nonetheless being finalized, CNBC’s supply stated.
The coronavirus has killed at the very least 2,600 individuals world wide and contaminated tens of 1000’s thus far. The World Well being Group declared the virus a worldwide well being emergency…