President Donald Trump speaks at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit, meets with the coronavirus task force and with Colombian President Iván Duque Marquez at the White House, among the highlights of the week of March 2, 2020 in Washington, D.C.
Vice President Mike Pence (C), head of U.S. efforts to contain the coronavirus, speaks during a press briefing on Wednesday. He is accompaned by, from left to right, Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, White House coronavirus response coordinator Debbie Birx, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
White House coronavirus response coordinator Debbie Birx said testing kits for the virus are essential so the cost will be fully reimbursable and areas with identified cases will be prioritized. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Redfield (L) and Hahn participate in the briefing. Redfield said the overall risk to the American public remains low and that washing your hands, sneezing into your elbow, not touching your face and staying home if you're sick will inhibit the spread of the virus. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Vice President Mike Pence makes remarks during a meeting with representatives of diagnostic labs at the White House on Wednesday. There will be a coronavirus task force briefing Wednesday evening. Photo by Mike Theiler/UPI
Trump speaks alongside Pence as they meet with airline CEOs, including United CEO Oscar Munoz (L), American Airlines CEO Doug Parker (3rd-R), Southwest CEO Gary Kelly (2nd-R) and Alaska Airlines CEO Bradley D. Tilden (R), about the coronavirus outbreak, at the White House on Wednesday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI