WATCH: White House daily coronavirus briefing for March 18

The White House’s coronavirus task force delivered its daily briefing on pandemic preparedness Wednesday as President Donald Trump seeks to blunt the virus’ impact on the American economy.

The U.S. and Canada have agreed to temporarily close their shared border to nonessential travel, President Trump announced Wednesday, as the two nations work to stem the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

An archive of the news conference will appear below.

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