Donald Trump donates $100,000 salary to help tackle coronavirus

Donald Trump donates $100,000 salary to help tackle coronavirus

- President Donald Trump gives out $100,000 of his salary to the United States for the fight against coronavirus

- Trump's decision was announced by Stephanie Grisham, the spokesperson of the White House in a tweet

- The United States health department also confirms the donation saying it came through a cheque

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Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, has shown a more human side by donating his salary to his country in its battle to combat the now dreaded Coronavirus spreading across the globe.

The president said he was donating his 2019 fourth quarter salary to an agency in the US, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), over the ailment that started from China, but which has been exported to some other countries.

The decision of Trump was conveyed by Stephanie Grisham, the press secretary of the White House.

Donald Trump donates N36.5m salary to help tackle Coronavirus

Donald Trump donated N36.5m salary to help tackle Coronavirus
Source: Twitter

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Grisham posted the message on Twitter putting the figure involved at $100,000.

She said the president made the donation as his commitment to make sure that Americans are safe.

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Daily Mail also quoted the to HHS secretary, Alex Azar, as confirming the donation from the president saying the money had been given as cheque to the assistant secretary of health.

Azar said the money is meant to fund the preparedness and response activity concerning coronavirus.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently advised people to use contactless technology instead of cash as there are fears that banknotes may be spreading coronavirus.

“We would advise people to wash their hands after handling banknotes, and avoid touching their face,” a WHO spokesperson was quoted as saying.

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