How to navigate the coronavirus outbreak
The government is asking people to stay away from supermarkets and other businesses in the capital after coronaviruses struck a number of cities.
The warning comes after coronovirus cases hit as many as 6,500 across the country, as officials continue to test for the virus in several regions.
The virus was first identified in the U.S. in December.
President Donald Trump has pledged to help combat the virus and the outbreak, but he has been criticized by many in his party for not using the threat of the virus as an opportunity to push through policy changes.
Ahead of a meeting of the White House Council of Economic Advisers on Thursday, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said the administration would be releasing a policy brief next week outlining how to “build resilience.”
He said the brief will focus on how to address the threat posed by the coronoviruses.
The White House said the briefing will also look at “how to strengthen the country’s cybersecurity capabilities and how we can best collaborate with other nations and international partners to build an effective global response to the virus.”
The briefing comes as officials said that more than 1,500 people were confirmed infected with the coronivirus in the United States as of Thursday.
The U.N. says more than 4,000 people have died and 1.8 million have been infected in the world’s most populous nation.