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President Trump approves Virginia’s disaster declaration

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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON (WRIC) — President Trump approved Governor Ralph Northam’s disaster declaration request today.

The move means the federal government is able to provide financial assistance to the state and local recovery efforts in Virginia because of COVID-19.

Virginia can still request more aid at a later date if needed.

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