President Trump on Friday declared a national emergency over the coronavirus outbreak amid extensive disruptions to the economy and American life, announcing partnerships with major U.S. companies to fight the pandemic while saying he believes the crisis “will pass.””We have decisive new actions we’re taking in our very vigilant efforts to defeat the coronavirus,” Trump said during a press conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on Friday. “We’ve been working very hard on this. We will overcome the threat of the virus.”The president’s declaration of a national emergency means that he will enact the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, which allows the White House to mobilize the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and direct federal aid to states hit by disasters and health crises.”I am officially declaring a national emergency–two very big words,” Trump said. “The action I am taking will open up access to up to $50 billion of very important…and a large amount of money for states, territories and localities.”Amid concerns over the availability of testing for coronavirus across the country, the president said his administration is working to “dramatically increase the availability of tests.”  Trump also said that with federal emergency authorities, the


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