COVID-19 Outbreak: Next 2 weeks in US will be 'very painful', says Trump

10:31 AM | 1 Apr, 2020
COVID-19 Outbreak: Next 2 weeks in US will be 'very painful', says Trump

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump said that the US public should expect a very painful two weeks as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the country reaches its peak.

During a press briefing on Tuesday the US President said, "I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead, we're going to go through a very tough two weeks….”.

The US President Trump added “hopefully as the experts are predicting...we're going to start seeing some light at the end of the tunnel….but this is going to be a very painful, very, very painful two weeks."

Trump said the Federal government has 10,000 ventilators available to distribute once the outbreak intensifies in the next two weeks.

Meanwhile, the US authorities have feared that the coronavirus outbreak will kill 100,000-200,000 Americans but hope the actual figure will be much lower.

The White House response coordinator Deborah Birx presented a chart suggesting that without mitigation the outbreak would kill 1.5-2.2 million Americans compared to 100,000-240,000 deaths under the intervention scenario.

The United States has more than 185,000 COVID-19 cases with over 4,054 deaths.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani rupee exchange rate against US dollar, Euro, Pound and Riyal - 23 February 2024

Pakistani rupee remains stable against US dollar and other currencies in the open market on February 23, 2024 (Friday)

US Dollar rate in Pakistan

In the open market, the US dollar was being quoted at 279.5 for buying and 282.45 for selling.

Euro comes down to 301 for buying and 304 for selling while British Pound rate stands at 351.5 for buying, and 355 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED hovers at 75.95 whereas the Saudi Riyal saw slight increase, with new rates at 74.25.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 23 Feb 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 279.5 282.45
Euro EUR 301 304
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.95 76.7
Saudi Riyal SAR 74.25 75
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 743.88 751.88
Canadian Dollar CAD 207 209
China Yuan CNY 38.89 39.29
Danish Krone DKK 40.38 40.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.76 36.11
Indian Rupee INR 3.37 3.48
Japanese Yen JPY 2.1 2.18
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.79 917.79
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.60 59.2
New Zealand Dollar NZD 171.68 173.68
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.43 26.73
Omani Riyal OMR 726.53 734.53
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 76.76 77.43
Singapore Dollar SGD 207 209
Swedish Korona SEK 26.53 26.83
Swiss Franc CHF 317.87 320.87
Thai Bhat THB 7.79 7.94


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