President Trump said New York City's Javits Center will be turned into a coronavirus treatment center, following a request from the state's Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“Gov. Cuomo has asked that the facility ... be converted to a Covid hospital. We had not done that yet. We had not thought in terms of doing that," Trump said during the White House press briefing Thursday. "But their use is the real demand is for that. And we had meetings on it with the task force. We had meetings with the military. And I decided to say yes, I am going to do that.”
The Army Corps of Engineers along with civilian staffers from the federal government have been working around the clock to convert the convention center into a working hospital.