WASHINGTON—President Trump said the White House coronavirus task force would remain in place with a new focus on reopening the country and developing a vaccine, one day after administration officials said they were considering disbanding the group in the coming weeks.

In a series of Wednesday morning tweets, Mr. Trump praised Vice President Mike Pence’s work as the leader of the task force. “Because of this success, the Task Force will continue on indefinitely with its focus on SAFETY & OPENING UP OUR COUNTRY AGAIN,”…

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