Trump: U.S. economy could take hit from coronavirus

Trump: U.S. economy could take hit from coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump said the U.S. economy might take a hit from the coronavirus outbreak but predicted the challenge would eventually pass.

Asked if the coronavirus outbreak hurt the economy, the U.S. leader said: "It certainly might have an impact. At the same time, I have to say people are now staying in the United States spending their money in the U.S., and I like that."

“It’s going to all work out. Everybody has to be calm," Trump said. "We have plans for every single possibility and I think that’s what we have to do. We hope it doesn’t last too long," Reuters cited him as saying.

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus rose to 12 on Thursday and 53 new cases broke out across the country.

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