US President Donald Trump said the next two weeks will be very painful. According to the worst-case scenario, from 1.5 million to 2.2 million people will die from a coronavirus pandemic in the United States.
On March 31, U.S. President Donald Trump called on Americans to quarantine the next 30 days at a press briefing at the White House. Broadcast was conducted on the White House Twitter page.
“It’s absolutely important for the American people to follow directions for the next 30 days. It’s a matter of life and death,” Trump said.
The head of the White House urged the population to limit their stay in groups of more than 10 people, eat at home and not visit restaurants and bars.
The president said the next two weeks will be very painful. Modeling has shown that the number of deaths in the United States will increase and reach a peak around mid-April.
The White House predicts that, according to an optimistic forecast, the COVID-19 pandemic could take from 100,000 to 240,000 Americans, and in the worst case scenario, from 1.5 million to 2.2 million.
A week earlier, Trump called unreasonable restrictions imposed around the world and in the States due to the coronavirus pandemic. He expressed his intention to “open the country” by April 12.
As of April 1, more than 177 thousand cases of coronavirus infection were confirmed in the United States, 4080 of them were fatal. The country ranks first in the world in terms of the number of infected.
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, as of April 1, the total number of infected people in the world exceeded 860 thousand, of which more than 178 thousand recovered, and 42 345 people died.