- Time: 1/30/2020 11:18 AM
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International: Al Furat News US President Donald Trump announced Thursday the creation of a "special unit" to tackle the Corona virus, which has caused 170 deaths in China.
According to a statement issued by the White House, Minister of Health and Human Services Alex Azar will head the unit that will coordinate its work with the US National Security Council.
The unit will include health experts along with government agencies in the United States, as well as a number of infectious disease specialists.
One of the primary tasks of the unit is to monitor and contain the virus, while ensuring that US citizens have access to HIV-related information.
On Monday, the US President offered to provide any assistance China needed to control the new Corona virus outbreak.
"He has been in close contact with China regarding the virus," Trump said, who has fought a fierce trade war with Beijing for 18 months, on Twitter.
"It is reported that there are very few injured people in the United States, but we are closely watching. We have offered China and its president Xi Jinping to provide any necessary assistance. Our experts are outstanding," he added.