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Following the comments from US President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence also crossed wires, while briefing on the Coronavirus Task Force to the press.

Key quotes

Risk of contracting coronavirus to public remains low.

Companies working around the clock on virus therapeutics.

Virus testing now available in all state labs.

FX implications

With slightly upbeat comments following the previous announcement to lack testing kits, during Friday, US CP Pence manages to avoid any disappointment. The same could be witnessed in the performance of the USD/JPY pair and the US equity futures.