As of April 11, the U.S. has reported around 18,693 deaths, more or less like Italy with a total number of deaths at 18,849, according to Ministry of Health (MOH).
The total number of Covid-19 cases in the U.S. has surpassed 500,399 with a majority of these cases still in the hospitals.
In a bid to assure his people, President Donald Trump said at a press briefing on April 11 that “the American people have launched the greatest mobilisation of our society since World War II” in response to the virus.
He also said that the “aggressive strategies are saving countless lives” and “tremendous efforts are being made”
The New York governor Andrew Cuomo urged the residents to remain at home over the Easter weekend to prevent the start of a second wave of community transmissions.
“The worst thing that can happen is we make a misstep and we let our emotions get ahead of our logic,” Cuomo said.
Earlier on March 25, Trump said on Fox News that he was hopeful for Americans to be back working by Easter Day, April 12. However, he later said on March 30 that the plan was only “aspirational” as he was advised not to act hastily.
Trump has also extended the social distancing restrictions in the U.S. till April 30. Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, said the US could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections. Fauci praised the extension as a “wise and prudent” decision.
Source : The Guardian