president of the UNITED states, Donald Trump, will send a hospital ship to New York, and another to the u.s. west coast.
The two ships to be used for the most severely affected patients, who are infected with the coronavirus.
he says at a press briefing on Wednesday.
The hospital ship, the plan is to go to New York, 'USNS Comfort', has about a thousand beds.
It's going to be ready in the next few weeks, informs the state's governor, Andrew Cuomo, in a separate message.
New York is the state that has registered the most smittetilfælde. The latest figures from the american health authorities, the CDC, says more than 2600 people in the state of New York.
The second hospital ship, 'USNS Mercy', for the west coast, but it is not yet indicated where it should be.
the President also says that he will re-activate a law dating from the Korean war.
With the UNITED states government may order companies to manufacture certain goods such as medical equipment - the 'just in case we need it', says Trump.
the President got not long ago massive criticism, in order to minimise the outbreak of the coronavirus and claim that the number of infected people was declining and that the whole thing was a scam.
But in recent days, his government entered the field with huge stimulus packages and a variety of other measures to contain the infection and reduce the harm.
- We will fight this invisible enemy, says Trump on Wednesday's briefing.
He adds that the eruption has in reality made him a 'krigstidspræsident', and that the UNITED states now in the war against coronavirusset. A war that 'we will win', he says.
An estimate, pointing in the direction of the unemployment rate may rise to 20 percent, refers to the Trump as the worst-case scenario.
- we are not in the vicinity of, he says.