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Won't Allow Long-Lasting Damage to US Economy from Coronavirus, Says Trump

File photo of US President Donald Trump.

File photo of US President Donald Trump.

Trump said that he would consider how to move forward after a 15-day shutdown ends next week. Till Monday, more than 43,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in the United States.

Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Monday he will not allow the coronavirus to do long-lasting damage to the US economy and that he would consider how to move forward after a 15-day shutdown ends next week.

"America will again and soon be open for business," Trump told a news conference at the White House. He added: "We are not going to let it turn into a long-lasting financial problem."

Till Monday, more than 43,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported in the United States. Of these, over 10,000 were added in one day, according to Worldometer, a website which compiles COVID-19 cases. With 139 deaths, the number of fatalities crossed 550 by Monday night.

first published:March 24, 2020, 08:20 IST