President Trump says US to deploy 1,000 military personnel to New York City to battle coronavirus

President Trump says US to deploy 1,000 military personnel to New York City to battle coronavirus
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  • calendar-gray 05 April 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday he is deploying 1,000 medical personnel to New York City to help battle the coronavirus, APA reports quoting Times Herald.

Personnel to be deployed will include doctors, nurses, respiratory specialists and others, Trump announced at a White House news briefing on Saturday.

“We've been doing it, but now we're doing it on a larger basis,” Trump said.

Trump did not say from which branches of the services the officials will be deployed. But he said they will be sent Sunday and Monday to New York, “where they’re needed most.”

Trump said Defense Secretary Mark Esper would provide more details about the deployments on Sunday.

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