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Trump to address nation from Oval Office

President Donald Trump turns 72
Posted at 5:06 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 17:06:01-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickly unveiling a coronavirus aid package while President Donald Trump is considering a national disaster declaration and new travel advisories as Washington races to confront the outbreak.

The number of confirmed cases of the infection has topped 1,000 in the U.S. and the World Health Organization has declared that the global crisis is now a pandemic.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, warns that the outbreak in the U.S. is going to get worse.

Trump says he will be addressing the nation from the Oval Office at 9 p.m. Wednesday night.