Trump calls on Americans to cease hoarding food, supplies

Virus Outbreak Stockpiling
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Posted at 5:28 PM, Mar 15, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on Americans to cease hoarding groceries and other supplies amid the spread of COVID-19.

Trump says he has spoken with leading grocery store executives and that the food supply chain remains healthy.

Speaking at the same White House news conference Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence urged Americans to only buy the groceries they need for the week ahead.

Meanwhile, one of the nation's most senior public health officials has called on Americans to act with more urgency to safeguard their health.

Watch the full coronavirus task force briefing here: