US President Donald Trump says his country is ready for any potential outbreak of coronavirus.
Trump also appointed Vice President Mike Pence to manage the country’s response.
The president said the US was rapidly developing a vaccine for the virus but top public health officials said it could still be a year away.
Al Jazeera’s Kimberly Halkett reports from the White House on how the US is responding to the outbreak.
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In This Story: Donald Trump
Donald John Trump is the 45th and current president of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.