President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April 30, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic.
“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory has been won,” Trump said at a press briefing after suggesting that the Coronavirus death rate would likely peak in two weeks.
President Donald Trump acknowledged for the first time that deaths in the United States from Coronavirus could reach 100,000.
“My administration has mobilized our entire nation to vanquish the virus. We’re working across government and private sectors to get our heroic doctors, nurses, healthcare workers and — medical supplies they need. We’re getting them tremendous amounts of supplies,” Trump said.
The initial 15-day period of social distancing expires March 30 and Trump had expressed interest in relaxing the national guidelines at least in parts of the country less afflicted by the pandemic by Easter. Health experts said it was too early to make that move thus, an extension of one month was implemented.