US President Donald Trump wants all the restrictions introduced in the States in connection with the coronavirus to be lifted by April 12th.
US President Donald Trump considers unreasonable restrictions imposed around the world, including in the United States due to the coronavirus pandemic. He stated this in an interview with the TV channel Fox news March 24.
Answering the question of how long people will be forced to stay at home and enterprises closed, the US president said he would like to “open the country” for Easter, which will be celebrated on April 12.
He added that he did not want to look at the ongoing economic downturn in the United States – in his opinion, in the future this could lead to “thousands of suicides.”
According to Trump, the United States annually “loses thousands and thousands of people from the flu, but does not close the country.” “Much more we lose in car accidents. But we do not call automakers and do not ask to stop making cars,” he said.
He stressed that the United States “must get back to work.”
An outbreak of COVID-19 coronavirus infection began in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. March 11, the World Health Organization announced the spread of coronavirus pandemic. According to American Johns Hopkins University on March 24, the total number of infected people in the world is 407 thousand, more than 18.2 thousand people died.
The United States is in third place in the number of cases – more than 49 thousand cases of COVID-19 are registered in the country. About 800 people died.
Since March 11, the United States has been subject to restrictive measures in connection with the pandemic, in particular, air traffic with Europe has been suspended.