Trump Waives Student-Loan Interest, Declares National Emergency

Date: 2020-03-13 21:50:27

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President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on Friday over the coronavirus crisis, as he announced a set of measures to address a shortage in testing kits and cushion the economic fallout from the outbreak. #Coronavirus #Trump

Speaking in the Rose Garden on Friday, Trump announced a range of actions, including decisions to waive student-loan interest, purchase large quantities of oil, set up drive-through virus testing in Walmart and Target parking lots, and confer new authorities on his health secretary to bypass hospital regulations.

Trump’s tone was somber. He warned the virus’s impact “could get worse,” adding that “the next eight weeks are critical.”

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