The President of the United States, Donald Trump announced that he will grant an extension in the payment of student loans, following the emergency caused by the coronavirus.
“We have granted a moratorium on student loan payments, for six months. We will be discussing this issue later, it may (the moratorium) be extended,” Trump reported during a press conference at the White House.
In the absence of specific information on the subject, experts in student loans urged those who have outstanding accounts with financial institutions to communicate directly, to find out the details of the extension.
President Trump announced $ 6 billion in emergency grant money for college students who have been affected by the cancelation of classes. He also said federal student loan payments are being waived for 6 months. https://t.co/FXZ7LCzR9O pic.twitter.com/0lwowKdLoL
– WPEC CBS12 News (@ CBS12) April 9, 2020
COVID-19 tests carried out on journalists at the White House
Elsewhere, the White House tested journalists on COVID-19 on Thursday ahead of the president’s press conference, a new move by the White House and the White House Correspondents Association to keep the virus out of the environment. .
The analyzes were carried out after a member of the White House group of journalists who came to the site on Tuesday was reported to have exhibited symptoms of the disease. The reporter tested negative for COVID-19 and his health is improving, Jonathan Karl, the association’s president, said in an email sent Thursday.
Officials from the White House Medical Unit performed a quick analysis of COVID-19, taking samples of both nostrils from each of the reporters.
President Donald Trump has been analyzed on at least two occasions, including once with the same rapid test that was performed on reporters. The White House reported that Trump’s results were negative.
The White House also revealed last week that anyone who would be “in close proximity” to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence would be scanned by COVID-19.