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President Donald Trump has pledged U.S. assistance to Italy as the European country continues to be ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. departments including State, Commerce and Defense would be involved in the relief effort, which came at the request of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, according to a memorandum released by the White House on Friday night.
More than 147,500 cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Italy, with nearly 19,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.
35,098 in U.S.Most new cases today
-18% Change in MSCI World Index of global stocks since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23
-1.013 Change in U.S. treasury bond yield since Wuhan lockdown, Jan. 23