Vice President Mike Pence will be put in charge of the U.S. response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak, President Donald Trump announced Wednesday in an address from the White House.

Trump, in a rare appearance in the White House briefing room, maintained that the risk to the U.S. from the virus “remains very low,” amid global fears that a pandemic could be imminent.

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Trump announced the news conference in a tweet Wednesday morning, shortly after returning from a state visit to India where he downplayed the threat of the virus to the U.S. “We’re really down to probably 10” cases, Trump told reporters there.

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