Coronavirus: Trump extends US guidelines beyond Easter


President Donald Trump has decided federal coronavirus guidelines such as social distancing will be expanded all over the US until at least 30 April. Previously, he recommended that they could be home until Easter which means mid-April.

“The highest point of the death rate is likely to hit in two weeks,” Mr. Trump said.

He also referred to the peak infection numbers that can be more than the hospital’s capacity.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the white house adviser, has warned about the coronavirus that he said it may kill more than 200k people in America. He said it was “entirely conceivable” that millions of Americans could sooner or later be infected. The USA now has more than 142k confirmed cases. On Sunday, 2,493 have died due to the coronavirus outbreak in America. So, the USA had become the country with the most cases, more than Italy and China.

What did Trump say?

The president said that social distancing was “the way you win”, and that the US “will be well on our way to recovery by June.”

Also, Mr. Trump said that “nothing would be worse than declaring victory before victory is won – that would be the greatest loss of all”. “2.2 million people could have died if we didn’t go through with all of this”, adding that if the death toll could be restricted to less than 100,000 “we all together have done a very good job”.

“I wish we could have our old life back… but we’re working very hard, that’s all I know. I see things, I see numbers, they don’t matter to me. What matters to me is that we have a victory over this thing as soon as possible,” he said.

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