Trump's remarks came as Deborah Bix, a member of White House Task Force on coronavirus, based on a model from actual data from the ground, said the death toll in the US could be between 100,000 to 200,000.
This is not a panic reaction to any particular development in the country or a comment on the government’s handling of the situation. It is a global exercise on the instruction of the US State department.
The announcement comes as the two countries are feuding over the coronavirus pandemic, with Donald Trump defiantly calling it the 'Chinese virus' and a senior Beijing official promoting conspiracy theories of US involvement.
Pressed by a reporter who accused him on Friday of being 'selfish' for not getting himself tested after having been seen in the company of someone who had been infected with the virus, Trump said that he will 'most likely'.
Asked about incidents of violence during his India visit, the US president had said, 'As far as the individual attacks, I heard about it, but I didn't discuss that with him (Modi). That's up to India.'