7 May 2020

Coronavirus: Trump backtracks on plans to end coronavirus taskforce

From Morning Report, 7:21 am on 7 May 2020

President Donald Trump has backtracked on plans to terminate the country's coronavirus task force, just a day after he signalled his intentions to cancel it.

Early this morning, President Trump tweeted that the taskforce - which is led by Vice President Mike Pence - would be continuing "indefinitely".

He said while they may add or subtract people, its focus would be safety, and opening up the country again.

Simon Marks speaks to Kim Hill from Washington.