WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar said President Donald Trump’s administration is working aggressively on the coronavirus disease spreading worldwide, after he was asked on a media conference call to respond to the stock market plunging on coronavirus fears.

“It’s been a very aggressive, whole of government approach at the state, local and federal level,” Azar told reporters.

“We’re taking COVID-19 incredibly seriously,” he also said, using the official name for the virus.

(Reporting by Lisa Lambert, Susan Heavey and Michael Erman; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)