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White House: No Gatherings Of More Than 10 People; Trump Says Outbreak Could Last Until August

President Donald Trump speaks during a press briefing at the White House on March 16, 2020. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump and the White House coronavirus task force announced new voluntary guidelines to help reduce the spread of coronavirus over the next 15 days. These include avoiding gathering in groups larger than 10, schooling children at home when possible, avoiding discretionary travel, and avoiding eating at bars, restaurants, and food courts. The guidelines apply to people of all ages. Schools are also recommended to close.

President Trump said that the outbreak could last until July or August.

"We have an invisible enemy," Trump said.

He said that no national quarantine is planned, but that quarantine may be considered for certain local hotspots. Trump said that his administration and experts have talked about restricting domestic travel, but hope to avoid doing so.

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