More states are easing coronavirus restrictions this week, unnerving experts and some local officials

Defying suggestions of health experts, several states which were placed under coronavirus restrictions are reopening this week.

Reportedly, Minnesota, Montana, and Colorado are willing to relax the stay-at-home orders and social distancing rules. 

From Monday, the farmer markets in Iowa will reopen. Elective surgeries will also resume in Iowa.

Tennessee Governor, Bill Lee said that retail stores and restaurants can open with 50% workforce and customers, respectively.

However, the University of Washington model is strictly against easing coronavirus restrictions at least till 1 May.

Relaxed coronavirus restrictions-Where and What?

The novel coronavirus has infected above 9,65,000 and claimed the lives of 54,800 people. 

Although the current cases are high and on the rise, several states have relaxed their coronavirus restrictions.

On Saturday, Governor David Ige said that beaches of Hawaii will be opened for exercise and fishing, but not for loitering.

Retail stores in Texas have been allowed to begin curbside sales from Friday.

Bike repairing, plant nursery, and landscapers have been allowed to work in Michigan with proper social-distancing measures.

Salons and restaurants in Alaska have been permitted to operate with 25% capacity. 

On Friday, Georgia reopened a few businesses including barbershops, gyms, tattoo parlors, bowling alleys, and hair salons.

In Oklahoma, making appointments for pet groomers, spas, salons, and barbershops started from Friday. Reportedly, some parks and outdoor recreation were reopened amidst the coronavirus restrictions.

New York mayor, Bill de Blasio said that the city aims to get its people back to work. New York is the most infected among all the other cities in the US.

De Blasio said that a “Fair Recovery Task Force” will be formed. It will help to sketch a primary road map by 1 June for the recovery of the state’s failing economy. 


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