THE Governor of California has warned Trump that coronavirus could infect half of the state equalling more than 25million residents.

Gov. Gavin Newsom asked Congress for an extra $1 billion in federal funds to support the state’s medical response to the coronavirus on Thursday.

In a letter Newsom sent to President Trump on Wednesday, he requested the deployment of the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the port of Los Angeles through Sept. 1, the Los Angeles Times reports.



California officially went into a state of emergency on Wednesday March 4, 2020.

The state has seen 335 cases of COVID-19, with six deaths recorded so far.

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