Donald Trump reassured Americans that there was “no reason to panic” after the United States reported its first death from the coronavirus.
Mr Trump said the victim in King County in Washington state was a “wonderful woman” in her late 50s who was “medically high risk”.
The president banned anyone who had visited Iran in the last 14 days from entering the US, and also advised Americans not to travel to affected areas of Italy and South Korea.
Mr Trump said he was “very strongly” considering closing the Us border with Mexico.
He said the US had 43 million masks ready, and he would meet with the heads of pharmaceutical companies at the White House on Monday to discuss a possible vaccine.
The president said: “Additional cases are likely but healthy individuals should be able to recover.”
Meanwhile back in Briton three more patients have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of UK cases to 23.
Soucre : Telegraph