On Monday, the White House requested all the older citizens of the country stay at home and everyone to avoid crowds and eating out at restaurants as part of sweeping guidelines meant to combat an expected surge of coronavirus cases. The guidelines would rewrite the norms of American society for half a month.
President Trump for the first time has acknowledged that the pandemic may send the U.S economy to a recession and predicted that the country will be dealing with the virus until “July or August.” The new guidelines recommend that Americans should not gather in groups of more than 10 people over the next 15 days.
If anyone in a household tests positive for the virus, everyone who lives there should stay at home. Schooling should be done at home and social visits and any kind of gathering should be avoided. For hygienic purposes people were requested to wash hand especially after touching any frequently used item or surface. Avoid touching your face, sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
“We will rally together as one nation and we will defeat the virus,” Trump said. “We can turn the corner and turn it quickly,” he added. When Mr Trump was asked about when the pandemic would subside, the President said that the crisis could pass by the height of summer. He further acknowledged that the pandemic was “not under control” in the US or globally.
The President recently imposed a travel ban for many European countries. The White House declared on Monday that it would cancel the holiday Easter Egg Roll held annually on the South Lawn. The Supreme Court postponed oral arguments for late March and early April for the first time in over a century. The United States has recorded about 3800 cases so far and more than 65 people have died from coronavirus. The White House is working toward $800 billion in fiscal relief.