Macron discusses a major new initiative for coronavirus

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President Emmanuel Macron discussed the coronavirus pandemic with Donald Trump, as the United States went into the lead for the most number of confirmed cases of Covid-19.

Macron said “[we] are preparing…a major new initiative in the next few days”.

The White House said in a statement “The leaders also discussed important regional and bilateral issues,” adding that two countries would work to quickly eliminate the pandemic and minimise its economic impact.

Macron said:

“Very good discussion with @realDonaldTrump.  In the face of the crisis of COVID-19, we are preparing a major new initiative in the next few days”