Mr. Trump said he's sending "federal medical stations" to hard-hit states with thousands of beds to handle patients, and he's empowered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build medical facilities in NY.
Health care workers and state leaders have sounded the alarm on medical supplies beginning to run short, while some medical experts are going a step further and mentioning staff shortages.
Air traffic controllers at Kennedy operated from an alternate location on airport property this week after a technician assigned to the airport's control tower tested positive for COVID-19. He said that there are 6,211 cases in New York City, 1,385 in Westchester, 1,234 in Nassau County, 622 in Suffolk County, 262 in Rockland County.
Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky on Sunday became the first member of the Senate to announce he had tested positive for coronavirus.
The mayor also said he asked President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on a Sunday phone call to send military medical personnel to NYC and doubled down on the city's need for more medical supplies, including ventilators.
"Your governor in NY is doing the same thing, so maybe you ought to go talk to him", Hogan said. "That's relevant for the federal government, that's relevant for the congressional delegation that is arguing for federal funds".
Italy tightens lockdown screw further as coronavirus deaths rocket
Lombardy, which surrounds Milan, remains the region worst hit by the outbreak, with more than 22,000 cases and 2,549 deaths. Italy overtook China on Thursday as the country to register the most deaths from the respiratory disease.
The US Army Corps of Engineers will help build four medical stations in NY with 1,000 beds, according to the President.
The governor noted NY is competing against other states in its efforts to obtain things like masks, gowns and ventilators. "We have 700 people working on the website". New Jersey, 1,900. California, 1,800. "Don't be selfish", he said. These policies directly contradict the recommendations of the World Health Organization, which has insisted that, along with social distancing, mass testing and the tracing and isolation of confirmed cases are critical to combatting the pandemic. He is demanding New York City come up with a plan by Monday to address the problem.
"This is going to be the greatest crisis domestically since the Great Depression", New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told CNN, referring to the economic crisis of the 1930s. Sites will be reviewed Saturday, he said. "You would think it was just a bright, sunny Saturday".
"We're going to make that judgement as we get closer, but at the trajectory we're on now, I can't see it", de Blasio said.
"This is just a mistake!"
"Right now, even though April 20 is our goal to reopen, I can't see it", de Blasio said on PIX11 Morning News Monday.
"This is arrogant, self destructive, disrespectful to other people and it has to stop, and it has to stop now. But I guarantee you, we will enforce this new reality".