US President Donald Trump has ordered to deploy 1,000 military personnel, consisting mostly of doctors, nurses, and healthcare specialists to New York City amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Live from New York City after US President Donald Trump ordered to deploy 1,000 military personnel to aid in the battle against the coronavirus. 

As of Sunday, a total of 273,808 COVID-19 infections have been reported in the US, and more than 7,000 people have died from the disease, according to the World Health Organisation.

The day before, the state of New York recorded its largest daily increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases as 10,841 positive tests were reported on Saturday, with the death toll also rising by 630, according to Governor Andrew Cuomo

According to account of public witnesses, estimated 400 heavy armoured tanks were being transported on Saturday through railway lines to be deployed in the streets.