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Trump: Its Safe to Hold Large Events Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

President Donald Trump said that its “very safe” to hold large events such as political rallies while speaking to reporters Monday in Washington.

The president was queried about the rally he planned to attend on Monday night in North Carolina.

“Well, these were set up a long time ago,” Trump said in the Oval Office. “I mean, you could ask that to the Democrats because theyre having a lot of rallies. Theyre all having rallies; thats what theyre doing.”

Asked if such events were safe, the president said, “I think its very safe, yeah. I think its very safe.”

Trump and Democratic presidential contenders have held numerous rallies in recent weeks. The new coronavirus has been spreading quickly in some areas in recent days, primarily in Washington state. Six deaths from the virus have been recorded as of Monday afternoon, all in the state.

Trump and top administration officials held a press conference on Feb. 29 to try to ease fears about the virus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.

“Additional cases in the United States are likely. But healthy individuals are likely to recover,” Trump said. The country is prepared and has stockpiled 43 million masks and other supplies, he added.

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Travelers wear protective mask as they walk through in terminal 5 at OHare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on March 1, 2020. (Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

He added that he wouldnt be changing his daily routine because of the virus.

Later in the day, he called attention to measures he implemented earlier this year, including imposing travel restrictions some argued were overkill.

“My administration has taken the most aggressive action in modern history to control our borders and protect Americans from the coronavirus,” he sRead More – Source

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