President Trump announced he was declaring a National Emergency today over the coronaviris.
The President made the announceemtn at 3 p.m. Friday in the Rose Garden.
Concerns about the virus have prompted massive closures across the country and a stock market rout, even though Trump has been ahead of the curve on preparing for the virus in most regards.
Trump and his administration banned flights from Europe earlier this week for the next 30 days.
The order opens up access to $50 billion for states to combat coronavirus.
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