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24 March 2020

US President orders deployment of National Guard troops to combat COVID-19.

US President Donald Trump has ordered the deployment of National Guard troops in the three states hardest hit by the coronavirus outbreak.

Troops will be used in New York, California and Washington to deliver medical aid and set up medical stations after the number of deaths nationwide rose to four hundred and seventy-one and infections to thirty-five thousand, two hundred and forty-four.

There were fears of a shortage of key medical supplies in New York City as bill to fund national relief efforts has been blocked in the Senate.

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