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President Trump Imposes Federal Stay-at-Home Rule

President Trump said that at this moment, a federal stay-at-home rule, like those states imposed on their own, is “pretty impossible.” The idea of such an order was proposed and debated but at this stage, the president was reluctant to enact such a drastic measure. It is a step Italy, the country with the largest number of COVID-19 fatalities, has provided.

He states that his administration to let people know if such a drastic measure take, but he thinks it’s “pretty impossible.” On Monday, more states, like Maryland and Virginia, releases residence-at-home orders, with Virginia’s schedule to last until June 10—much later than any state so far.

The president said the U.S. is “kind of putting it all on the line these 30 days,” after expanding his 12th deadline earlier April to bring the nation back to work on April 30. Mr Trump was eager to get the economy back on track. He states he is about to expand social distance recommendations. This is after public health experts provide him with estimates showing that as many as two million Americans might die without mitigating action.

Mr Trump had expected that the Americans will begin to regain their usual lives by Easter Sunday, but the president told reporters on Sunday that the deadline was “aspirational.” Instead, the federal government’s guidelines for Americans to operate from home, restrict social events to no more than 10 and avoid travel will remain in effect until April 30.

Abbott Labs Announces Coronavirus Testing Program

The president called business leaders up to the podium to share what they do to manufacture tens of thousands of N95 masks, including My Pillow creator Mike Lindell. Honeywell, based in Charlotte, is also opening facilities for producing N95 masks. Mr Trump also announced a new Abbott Labs coronavirus testing program. He said it will produce results of coronavirus testing within five minutes. A significant development as the U.S. seeks to speed up its research.

The president said the U.S. has vaccinated more patients than any other country, a significant achievement given the U.S has struggled with inadequate testing since the outbreak started. But that doesn’t include research per population, which is also an important measurement measure. When a reporter pointed out that the U.S. per capita testing had not exceeded South Korea’s amount. It asked when the U.S. would achieve the same rate of per capita testing. The president reiterated that the U.S. had the most testing.

On Monday, the president and the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Dr Anthony Fauci said the U.S. needs to brace for another virus period. In an interview Monday, Fauci told CNN that he and Dr Deborah Birx had confronted Mr Trump. This is in the Oval Office with estimates showing the coronavirus death toll in the U.S. Maybe as high as 200,000 and “strongly suggest” that the recommendations remain in effect.

Mr Trump also took a brief personal moment to express. COVID-19 made several of his own friends sick and one of those friends is in a coma. There are more than 159,000 confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States. Much more than 2,500 people have died from the deadly disease.

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