NY 'containment zone' against coronavirus
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a one-mile containment zone just north of New York City to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. President Trump is attempting to calm the country’s nerves by pushing for a stimulus plan that allegedly helps Americans worried about their health and jobs. RT America’s Trinity Chavez has more on the story. Saudi Arabia is upholding its promise to slash crude rates and now plans to boost oil production. The move comes after Russia refused to comply with OPEC’s demand that it cut its oil production. Saudi Arabia’s decision is sending shock waves through oil markets. But how long can the Kingdom maintain this flow, and will other OPEC countries step in? RT’s Donald Courter gives us the scoop from the Moscow stock exchange. The US military is starting to withdraw its forces in small numbers from the Middle East. A thousand US troops arrived in the region in January but are expected to leave in the coming weeks, along with 2,000 others. This comes after two US soldiers were killed in Iraq while fighting the Islamic State. Former Pentagon official Michael Maloof weighs in.