White House May Seek $1B for Coronavirus Response

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -
A worker in protective gear stacks plastic buckets containing medical waste from coronavirus patients at a medical center in Daegu, South Korea, Monday. (Lee Moo-ryul/Newsis via AP)

The White House could request close to $1 billion from lawmakers to help boost the nation’s response to the coronavirus, the Washington Post reported on Monday, citing three unnamed people briefed on the plan.

The White House’s request may be sent to Congress in a few days, the newspaper reported.