After announcing plan to reopen economy, White House coronavirus task force holds news conference

Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci
Posted at 6:01 PM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 20:35:38-04

WASHINGTON — The day after announcing a plan to reopen the economy, President Donald Trump and members of the White House coronavirus task force held a news conference with the latest update Friday.

You can watch the news conference in the player below:

As of Friday, there are 43 states under some form of stay at home order or lockdown and businesses across the country have been shut down as a result.

Ohio’s current stay at home order is effective until May 1, when Gov. Mike DeWine plans to slowly and gradually reopen some businesses in Ohio to help the economy.

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