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Trump to host Ducey at White House to discuss coronavirus efforts

U.S. President Donald Trump (C) speaks as Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (L) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) listen during a working lunch with governors on “workforce freedom and mobility” at the Cabinet Room of the White House June 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke about the administration’s work to overhaul occupational licensing laws, job training programs and child care policies at companies around the country. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

PHOENIX — President Donald Trump will host Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to discuss efforts in fighting coronavirus, a White House official told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

Trump and the Republican governor will confer on how Arizona is stopping the spread of COVID-19, how to reopen small businesses and how to reignite the economy.

Members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force will also be present in the Oval Office meeting.

“President Trump is looking forward to discussing ways to continue to support the people of the Grand Canyon State,” the White House said in a statement.

The meeting at the White House won’t be the first time Trump and Ducey have got together during the pandemic.

Trump visited a Honeywell facility in Phoenix in May with Ducey that started making protective equipment for health care workers.

The president was also in Arizona in late June and Ducey accompanied Trump to the border wall in Yuma and a speaking engagement in north Phoenix.

The state reported 179,497 COVID-19 infections and 3,779 fatalities as of Monday morning, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services.

For all articles, information and updates on the coronavirus from KTAR News, visit ktar.com/coronavirus.

Arizona open and hiring: If you’re looking for job openings, visit ktar.com/arizonahiring.

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