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Trump may declare national disaster to free up funds for coronavirus -source familiar

WASHINGTON, March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is considering a declaring a national disaster to free up funds for the federal government’s response to the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

Such a declaration, under the Stafford Act, could free up as much as $40 billion in immediate aid, according to Politico. (Reporting by Steve Holland;)

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