Trump considers cancelling domestic flights to coronavirus hot spots
WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday (April 1) he was considering a plan to halt flights to US coronavirus hot spots as the United States struggles to contain a pandemic projected to kill at least 100,000 people.. Read more at straitstimes.com.
"We're certainly looking at it, but once you do that you really are clamping down an industry that is desperately needed," Mr Trump told a White House news briefing.Such a plan might conceivably shut down traffic at airports in hard-hit New York, New Orleans and Detroit.
"I am looking at hot spots. I am looking where flights are going into hot spots," Mr Trump said."But closing up every single flight on every single airline, that’s a very, very, very rough decision. But we are thinking about hot spots, when you go from spot to spot, both hot."
Domestic travel has already been sharply curtailed because of sinking demand.Billions of dollars to prop up the air industry were included in a US$2.2 trillion (S$3.16 trillion) rescue package Mr Trump signed last Friday.Mr Trump continued to express opposition to imposing a national shutdown, an outcome that some in the country have called for to save lives.
Mr Trump said flexibility was needed because some states had low infection rates.On Tuesday, Mr Trump and physicians advising him said between 100,000 and 240,000 people in the United States are likely to die from the virus in coming weeks even if Americans adhere closely to stay-at-home guidelines for April.
Faced with the prospect of Americans needing care for the virus but without health insurance, Mr Trump and vice-president Mike Pence said they were looking at the issue.Mr Trump said he would meet with major US oil company executives on Friday. A drop in gasoline prices, prompted by a global glut, has put pressure on the oil companies.
Mr Trump has sought to reduce the number of migrants entering the country from Latin America, but said on Wednesday he recognises the United States needs migrant workers traditionally allowed into the country to work the farms."I have given a commitment to the farmers that they are going to continue to come," he said.Read more: The Straits Times »
𝙷𝚘𝚙𝚎 𝚠𝚎 𝚠𝚒𝚕𝚕 𝚋𝚎 𝙾𝙺 𝚜𝚘𝚘𝚗 🙏 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮. 𝙎𝙖𝙛𝙚. 🙏 𝙎𝙩𝙖𝙮. 𝙃𝙤𝙢𝙚.
Trump warns US headed for 'very, very painful two weeks'President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned of a 'very painful' two weeks as the United States wrestles with a coronavirus surge that the White House warns could kill as many as 240,000 Americans. 'This is going to be a very painful, a very, very painful two weeks,' Trump told a press
Trump warns US headed for 'very, very painful two weeks'WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday (Mar 31) warned of a 'very painful' two weeks as the United States wrestles with a coronavirus surge ...
Trump warns of 'painful two weeks' ahead in US coronavirus outbreakWASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - US President Donald Trump warned Americans that the country faces 'a very tough two weeks' as the number of infections and deaths from the coronavirus outbreak climb.. Read more at straitstimes.com. WHY IS CORONA NOW?our GOD spread ionosphere layer which is full of the positive ions(antioxidants) and neotrino(British atomic bomb) that kill any virus cell all over the earth the ionosphere is affected by sun position Our messenger Mohammed ordered us to eat dates every morning
Architect of Trump tax cut may run US$500 billion coronavirus loan programU.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Justin Muzinich, an architect of the sweeping 2017 Republican tax cut, is under consideration to oversee a newly ...
Trump holds call with US internet, mobile phone providersPresident Donald Trump spoke with the biggest U.S. internet and mobile phone providers on Tuesday to talk about how the networks are holding up as ...
Russia, US hold energy talks, as Trump complains about oil cheaper than waterU.S and Russian energy officials held rare talks about oil after crude prices crashed to levels last seen about two decades ago, while President ...