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The USNS Comfort arrived in New York Harbor today three weeks ahead of schedule, where it will begin treating patients tomorrow to help relieve the city’s hospital capacity.

President Trump visited Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia over the weekend, seeing off the hospital ship as it embarked for New York City.

“I’m here to express my profound gratitude to the dedicated service members who will soon be on the frontlines of this fight,” he said.

This great ship behind me is a 70,000-ton message of hope and solidarity to the incredible people of New York—a place I know very well, a place I love. We’re here for you, we’re fighting for you, and we are with you all the way, and we always will be.”

Watch the USNS Comfort arrive in New York City!

President Trump extends Coronavirus Guidelines through April 30

Speaking from the Rose Garden last night, President Trump thanked Americans for their selflessness in helping contain the spread of Coronavirus over the past few weeks. These efforts have saved—and will continue to save—countless American lives.

“You’re making the difference,” he said.

The President also shared news from the public health experts on his White House Coronavirus Task Force. Modeling put together by Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci suggest that the nationwide mitigation measures put in place may be significantly reducing the number of new infections and the number of fatalities from Coronavirus.

President Trump: On this National Doctors Day, America is grateful!

As a result, “the modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks,” President Trump said. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won. That would be the greatest loss of all.”

To keep this momentum going in slowing the spread of Coronavirus, the President is extending his nationwide Coronavirus Guidelines through April 30.

“I want every citizen in our country to take heart and confidence in the fact that we have the best medical minds in the world tackling this disease. We have the best science, the best researchers, and the best talent anywhere working night and day to protect your family and loved ones and to overcome this pandemic.”

On Friday, President Trump signed bipartisan legislation to provide emergency relief to American families and workers during the global Coronavirus outbreak.

The unprecedented relief package totals more than $2 trillion, including $100 billion for healthcare providers, tax-free direct payments to qualifying American families, and $350 billion in partially forgivable loans for small businesses and nonprofits.

Read the full transcript of yesterday’s White House Coronavirus briefing.

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Author: Press Release