Watch: President Trump addresses nation as Congress unveils virus response

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Posted at 8:58 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 21:13:39-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is announcing a range of executive actions in an address to the nation Wednesday night as Washington races to confront a viral pandemic that is roiling global financial markets and disrupting the daily lives of Americans.

Trump is considering new travel advisories, a national disaster declaration and a delay in the tax filing deadline.

Congress, for its part, has unveiled a multibillion-dollar aid package that is expected to be voted on by the House as soon as Thursday.

The number of confirmed cases of the infection tops 1,000 in the U.S. and the World Health Organization has declared the global crisis is now a pandemic.