Coronavirus Fears Tank Markets But Trump Says Everything's Under Control
Despite the worst day on Wall Street in two years, Trump says don't worry about coronavirus and the stock markets are fine.
Krystal and Saagar give an update on coronavirus case numbers and deaths, Trump says he's taking hydroxychloroquine. An Amazon warehouse in Hazle Township, PA has more Covid-19 cases than any of Amazon's other locations. Pres. Trump says he will "surround myself with the greatest minds" to make decision on when to reopen country amid federal social distancing guidelines.
Asked what metrics he will use to make the call, he points at his head: "The metrics right here. That's my metrics. That's all I can do." abcn.ws/2VwW4d5 #donaldtrump #covid19 #coronavirus #economy #politics Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says an OPEC deal to cut production has returned sanity to global oil markets, but Alberta will be feeling the pain from the damage done to the industry for months to come. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending Americans wear masks in public to protect against the coronavirus.
But President Donald Trump says wearing masks is voluntary, and that he has chosen not to follow that advice.
The United States is now the global epicentre of the pandemic, with more than 277,000 confirmed cases.
Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.