Trump Administration Extends Social-Distancing Guidelines Through April 30

By Kurt Stolz on 29 March 2020
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New York City is the epicenter of the pandemic in the U.S.

The White House said it was extending its social-distancing guidelines through at least the end of April, it what amounts to a defeat for the president’s promise that the restrictions would be lifted by Easter.

Mr. Trump, speaking at a White House briefing, said he believes the country will be on its way to recovery by June 1 and said that the death rate from the coronavirus pandemic was expected to peak in two weeks.

Last month, the Trump Administration introduced a 15-day period during which Americans were to avoid non-essential travel, gatherings of more than ten people, and in-restaurant dining, among other measures.  In the interim period, the nation’s governors have unveiled far more strict measures, including shuttering theaters, schools, and retail businesses.

The president said that his earlier promise to reopen the country by Easter had been an “aspiration.”

 

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