The federal government has been rolling out its response to the novel coronavirus crisis, trying to slow the spread and prop up the economy, amid a volatile stock market and record unemployment numbers. After the nation’s top health officials warned the death toll from COVID-19 could reach 200,000, even with mitigation efforts, President Donald Trump has abruptly changed his messaging and extended the White House coronavirus guidelines through the month of April. While last week he stressed a need for Americans to get back to work and said he envisioned “packed churches” on Easter, the president now says the COVID-19 death toll will peak around the holiday and signaled normalcy may not return until June 1 or later. Tune into ABC at 1 p.m. ET and ABC News Live at 4 p.m. ET every weekday for special coverage of the novel coronavirus with the full ABC News team, including the latest news, context and analysis. Here are Tuesday’s most significant developments in Washington: Trump warns Americans of “very painful” two weeks ahead Fauci says be prepared for 100,000 deaths White House reveals details on death-estimate models that go up to 240,000 deaths, driving President Trump’s decision to extend the guidelines


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