The US government released new measures to fight the new coronavirus pandemic on Monday, urging Americans to avoid gatherings of more than 10 people, stop eating in restaurants and bars, and avoid non-essential travel. . President Donald Trump has indicated that these measures could last until the summer.
Donald Trump presented the new measures at a press conference in the White House. US authorities encourage teleworking and recommend keeping children at home as much as possible. It is also not recommended to leave your home when you are sick.
The president and other health officials stressed that young people, even if they do not seem sick, can be vectors of the virus and that it is important to try as much as possible to slow the epidemic. By following the instructions, American citizens can warn of a catastrophic scenario.
“It’s bad, it’s bad. But we’re hoping for the best, not the worst,” said Donald Trump. The virus itself is “not under control,” he added.
The Republican President has signaled that he is not considering a national quarantine. He added hoping that there would be no need for restrictions on domestic travel.
“It seems to me that if we do a very good job (…) people talk about July, August, something like that,” he added, when asked about the duration of the epidemic.
A recession is possible in the United States because of the coronavirus pandemic, he continued, questioned on the question. “We don’t think in terms of a recession. We think in terms of the virus.”