White House Coronavirus Task Force holds a press conference to provide updates


WASHINGTON, D.C. (WAVY) — The White House Coronavirus Task Force held a news conference Sunday at 5 p.m. to provide updates on the federal government’s response to COVID-19.

President Trump announced that the Federal Reserve is taking emergency actions in response to the coronavirus by lowering interest rates to between 0 and .25% until the economy is stable again.

The president addressed the issue of people buying mass amounts of groceries and supplies stating that it is not necessary and the food supply chain will remain open. He also urged people to continue to follow proper hygiene guidelines.

On Friday, President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency.

This is breaking news and will be updated as information becomes available.

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