Trump signs executive order to prevent hoarding

Henrietta Brewer
March 25, 2020

Governors throughout the country on Tuesday declined President Donald Trump's brand-new sped up timeline for resuming the UNITED STATE economic climate, as they remained to enforce even more constraints on traveling as well as public life in an effort to suppress the spread of the coronavirus.

"The order will prohibit the hoarding of vital medical equipment and supplies, such as hand sanitizers, face masks, and personal protective equipment", Trump said at the coronavirus task force briefing. As soon as next week, Trump wants to take another look at recommendations about business closures and self-isolation, and said Tuesday the country could reopen by Easter Sunday - less than a month away.

Trump further added that he Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will designate certain items as "scarce", making it a crime to stockpile items that are so designated.


Barr said the limits prohibit stockpiling in amounts greater than "reasonable personal or business needs" or for the objective of selling them in "excess of prevailing market prices" adding that the order is not aimed at consumers or businesses stockpiling supplies for their own operation. "If you have a big supply of toilet paper in your house, this is not something you have to worry about", Barr said.

According to his Attorney General William Barr, its aim was to prevent people from accumulating critical equipment.

'But if you are sitting on a warehouse with...surgical masks, you will be hearing a knock on your door, ' he added.


Vice President Mike Pence said during the briefing that the United States has conducted 313,000 COVID-19 tests.

The United States did little testing initially, and has now been shutting parts of the country en masse, with fast-growing outbreaks in a number of states and thousands of new cases per day. California, residence to 40 million individuals as well as the globe's fifth-largest economic climate, reported thousands of brand-new well-known instances of COVID 19 as well as now has greater than 2,200, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.


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