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Trump sending hospital ships to New York, West Coast

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Published on March 18, 2020 - Duration: 00:50s

Trump sending hospital ships to New York, West Coast

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that his administration is preparing to send two hospital ships to New York and the West Coast, exact location to be determined.

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Trump sending hospital ships to New York, West Coast

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he is invoking the Defense Production Act for use against the coronavirus pandemic, putting in place a law that will allow the U.S. government to accelerate production of needed equipment.

Trump also said a hospital ship will be sent to hard-hit New York to help people affected by the contagion, and that a second hospital ship will be deployed to the West Coast.

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