Coronavirus outbreak: US task force holds news briefing – watch live

The Guiardian live streamed (recorded above) the Coronavirus task force press conference from US Vice President Mike Pence and President, Donald Trump.

Members of the White House coronavirus task force are expected to talk about measures being taken against the Covid-19 virus spread. The briefing comes as Reuters reports that US travel restrictions on Britain are Ireland are likely to come into effect on Monday night After Donald Trump banned travel from 26 EU countries which became the new centre of the coronavirus epidemic

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Note, this video is just over 1 hour long.

Reports summarising this task force can be found:

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The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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