US President Donald Trump says a nationwide 'stay at home' order to help slow the spread of the coronavirus is unlikely. "There are some parts of the country that are in far deeper trouble than other parts," Trump said during a Rose Garden briefing. "It's pretty unlikely, I would think, at this time," he added.
He also said that as companies ramp up production of ventilators, the US will be able to send excess ventilators to Italy, France, Spain and other hard-hit countries when possible.
For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.