With the outbreak of the coronavirus in the U.S., President Donald Trump has signed an $8.3 billion emergency bill to fight the coronavirus outbreak.
The bill is expected to aid in prevention efforts and research into producing a vaccine for COVID-19.
In the meanwhile, there have been 233 confirmed cases and 21 deaths in the U.S.
Infections from the virus have been reported in 22 states.
Eight U.S. states have declared states of emergency in response to the novel coronavirus outbreak so far.
These include Washington, Florida, California, Kentucky, New York, Maryland, Utah, and Oregon.
Authorities have confirmed at least 21 deaths in three states; 18 in Washington, two in Florida and one in California.
Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Fellow
Edited by Jesus Chan
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