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CBC News 16 Mar 2020

U.S. President Trump takes a new, serious tone on coronavirus


U.S. President Donald Trump gave an update today on the coronavirus's spread in the United States, taking a new tone about the pandemic. The president's coronavirus task force is recommending people stay inside and not gather in groups larger than 10.


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