ABC, CBS, NBC and other networks will air the
public service announcements, which will also include other
Trump administration officials and "communicate the most
important ways Americans can protect themselves and those most
at risk," the White House said in a statement.
Nickleodon will create a separate campaign for children.
The air time will be donated by media networks, the White House
Trump, a former fashion model, has avoided the public arena more
than many first ladies. Her signature initiative has been a
campaign called Be Best, which focuses on the safety and
well-being of children.
All the ads will direct audiences to coronavirus.gov, a website
containing the latest information about the outbreak.
The announcement comes as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 rose
to at least 146, with the number of infections closing in on
8,000 as millions of Americans stayed home instead going to work
or school and President Donald Trump said hospital ships would
be deployed to make up for an anticipated shortage of hospital
(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)
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