Donald Trump said on Monday that the coronavirus outbreak could last into summer before the U.S. has it under control.
Speaking Monday to reporters in the White House briefing room, Trump said the administration may consider lockdowns in “hot spots” or “certain areas” of the country, but is not considering a nationwide lockdown “at this moment.”
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“If we do a really good job, people are talking about July, August, something like that.”
The White House also issued new guidelines for safety tips. Among them, the elderly, who are at greater risk, are encouraged to “stay home away from people.”
Also, the new guidelines say to avoid social gatherings of “groups of more than 10 people.” (CNBC)
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, said we may be able to return toward normalcy before mid-summer.
- There are now more than 4,200 cases of coronavirus and 74 deaths in the U.S.
- The White House briefing room is also employing social distancing, with signs added to keep reporters one seat away from each other.