The Federal authorities of the United States in the light of the spread of a new coronavirus for the first time in the history of the country decided to approve the Declaration of a “major disaster” simultaneously in all American States and the Metropolitan District of Columbia. CNN reported.
As he notes, the last state where this regime was introduced was Wyoming. The President of the United States Donald Trump approved the measure on Saturday. A large-scale disaster Declaration allows state authorities to obtain Federal government funds to fight the spread of infection.
The publication States that this regime is also currently in effect in some US overseas territories. These include the US Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, GUAM, and Puerto Rico.
According to the Johns Hopkins University, which conducts calculations based on information from Federal and local authorities, more than 522 thousand cases of coronavirus infection have been recorded in the United States. More than 20.2 thousand people died.