Trump administration to use Defense Production Act for first time amid COVID-19


US President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at the White House on March 18, 2020, in Washington, DC. (Photo: AFP)

WASHINGTON, March 24 (Xinhua) -- The Trump administration will use the Defense Production Act (DPA) on Tuesday for the first time during the novel coronavirus outbreak to procure some 60,000 test kits, according to a senior emergency management official.