Trump outlines national guard activations for New York, California and Washington

Trump addresses his administration's daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House

Trump addresses his administration's daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House

President Donald Trump says he's ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency to ship mobile hospital centers to the hard-hit states of Washington, California and NY amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo will retain command of the National Guard, but FEMA will cover the cost.

'We will continue working with our federal partners to deliver the full suite of disaster assistance that is sorely needed in our state, such as expanded unemployment benefits for workers who lose their paychecks as a result of the COVID-19 crisis'.

"I think they'll all be fine, I hope they'll be fine", Trump said.

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The emergency declaration Friday from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) unlocks access to a nationwide pot of $42 billion in vital aid from the Disaster Relief Fund, as the number of confirmed NY cases soar and critical medical supplies remain scarce, according to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer. Health officials there reported at least 95 coronavirus deaths in Washington state and almost 2,000 confirmed cases Sunday.

The comments come as millions of people in a growing number of states face orders by their governors aimed at keeping them home to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.

More than 5,000 of those cases are in New York City, where 29 people have died. It also opens up federal funding for local governments and certain nonprofit groups for emergency protective measures for all areas of the state affected by COVID-19.

He added there will be two naval hospitals, one on the West Coast, and one on the East Coast, that will be activated. After some discussion, the USS Mercy will be sent to Los Angeles and not Washington state.

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