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Canada Coronavirus: the White House had been warned of the danger at the end of January

02:25  08 april  2020
02:25  08 april  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

Canada not planning retaliatory measures after U.S. restricts coronavirus mask exports: Trudeau

  Canada not planning retaliatory measures after U.S. restricts coronavirus mask exports: Trudeau Justin Trudeau said Saturday that he is not looking at retaliatory measures after U.S. President Donald Trump told a manufacturer of medical masks not to export them to Canada. Trudeau said he would be speaking with Trump in the coming days and looking for a positive solution on the issue. He made the remarks in his daily address to Canadians from outside Rideau Cottage in Ottawa.

A White House coronavirus task force briefing is scheduled for 5 p.m. Here are the latest developments in the government response While it wasn't immediately clear whether Trump himself had seen the warning , he said, “I know all about it" when asked at the end of video teleconference

Britain’ s prime minister, Boris Johnson, has been moved to intensive care, and the Supreme Court rejected an extension of Wisconsin’ s voting deadline. A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January that the coronavirus crisis could cost the United States

Donald Trump a été averti à deux reprises de l'ampleur du danger du coronavirus. © REUTERS / Kevin Lamarque Donald Trump has been warned twice of the extent of the danger of the coronavirus.

A memo published this Tuesday April 7 in the American press reveals that the Trump administration had been informed since the end of January of a risk of a serious pandemic.

The first warning dates back to January 29. As cases of coronaviruses begin to be identified around the world, trade counselor Peter Navarro warns the White House: "The absence of protection or of vaccine would leave Americans helpless in the event of an epidemic of coronavirus. "

In this first memo, the Trade Advisor talks about putting the lives of half a million Americans in jeopardy. Two days later, Donald Trump orders the closure of the borders with China, but he continues to minimize the risks. The president even ensures that the virus will disappear on its own, recalls our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpet .

Trump orders the stop of mask exports

 Trump orders the stop of mask exports SANTE-CORONAVIRUS-TRUMP-MASQUES: Trump orders the stop of mask exports © Reuters / TOM BRENNER TRUMP ORDERS THE STOP OF EXPORTS OF MASKS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered his administration to stop exports of N95-type masks and other protective equipment needed to fight the spread of the new coronavirus.

Donald Trump was warned at the end of January by one of his top White House advisers that coronavirus had the potential to kill hundreds of thousands of On Monday night, Axios published memos from trade adviser Peter Navarro which warned Trump of a likely pandemic in January .

A top White House adviser starkly warned Trump administration officials in late January that the coronavirus crisis could cost the United States trillions of dollars Mr. Navarro is a well-established China hawk who has long been mistrustful of the country’ s government and trade practices.

Alarmed, Peter Navarro wrote a second internal note on February 23. This time he spoke of the increased likelihood of a pandemic and observed: "Hundreds of millions of Americans could be infected, which could lead to the death of 1.2 million people." The Commerce Advisor requests that $ 3 billion be immediately released to organize prevention and diagnostics, in other words, to produce screening tests. No action is taken in this direction.

On March 21, a month later, the milestone of 300 died in the United States. Donald Trump said, "I wish we had been told earlier. We didn't know what was going to happen. ” The country has registered a total of more than 12,000 deaths.

Coronavirus: Wuhan wants to re-establish its rail and air traffic by the end of April .
This is the initial focus of the pandemic of new coronavirus in China ... Wuhan wants to achieve by the end of April a complete resumption of its rail traffic and air and its cargo operations after lifting more than two months of containment, said the deputy mayor of the city on Wednesday.

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