Trump signs order against hoarding, price gouging in fight against coronavirus

U.S. President Donald Trump holds a news conference in Washington D.C.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Monday to prevent hoarding and price gouging of supplies needed to fight the deadly coronavirus, a spokeswoman said.

"This sends a strong message – we will not let those hoarding vital supplies & price gougers to harm the health of America in this hour of need," White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham wrote on Twitter.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Sandra Maler)