HHS Secretary Alex Azar addresses coronavirus response

Well being and Human Products and services Secretary Alex Azar offered an update on the Trump administration’s response to the new coronavirus outbreak.

Azar has been at the forefront of the U.S. reaction to the outbreak spreading across the country. On Monday, he explained in an job interview with Fox Information that the U.S. is dealing with the condition critically and reported COVID-19 “is a extremely serious health dilemma.”

The new coronavirus, which originated in China late last year, has pressured governments throughout the globe to halt manufacturing and shut borders. The markets endured a historic provide-off Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Common and the Nasdaq Composite posting their worst day due to the fact 2008, as the outbreak worsens in the U.S.

COVID-19, the condition brought on by the virus, has sickened at the very least 755 persons in the U.S. and has killed at least 26 as of Tuesday early morning, according to Johns Hopkins College. Globally, the virus has spread to more than 100 countries, infecting at minimum 114,000 people today and killing more than 4,000.

Yelena Dzhanova
Lauren Hirsch
contributed to this report.

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