US President Donald Trump declares national emergency to help handle the growing outbreak of coronavirus https://t.co/OG1hhn3JJb
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) March 13, 2020
A national emergency is a situation in which a government is empowered to perform actions not normally permitted. The 1976 National Emergencies Act implemented various legal requirements regarding emergencies declared by the President of the United States.
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