Coronavirus: Why President Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines To April 30
…US Now Has Over 135,00 Cases More Than 2,000 Death
More than 33,000 people have been killed around the world as the amount of novel coronavirus cases continues to skyrocket, with the number of diagnosed COVID-19 cases globally surpassing 713,000 on Sunday.
The number of cases has grown exponentially in a matter of weeks. Last Thursday, there were 500,000 cases worldwide, which was double the number of worldwide coronavirus cases from the week before, reports ABC News.
“The US stood at more than 136,000 diagnosed coronavirus cases on Sunday.
According to data complied by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. There are at least 2,409 deaths in the country.
“At least 148,000 people have recovered from the virus during this pandemic.
President Trump officially reversed his call to reopen businesses by Easter and said he would extend the nation’s coronavirus social distancing guidelines to April 30th, 2020.
“The modelling estimates that the peak in the death rate is likely to hit in two week.
Trump said at his daily briefing at the White House. “Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won”.
“The guidelines cover work from home directives, travel limitations, business closures and other efforts to combat the virus. Trump said that his office will give more details about the new plans on Tuesday.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the new extensions are a ” wise and prudent decision”.
“We can expect that by June 1st, we will be well on our way to recovery, “Trump said.
“We think by June 1st, a lot of great things will be happening”.
Texas increase travel restrictions for more States.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the state will mandate self-quarantine orders for travellers from several locations.
“The state already ordered 14 days self-isolation for any traveller from New York City and New Orleans airports. Now the quarantine mandate will be issued for travellers from Miami, Atlanta, Detroit, Chicago, all California airports and all Washington State airports.
Non-commercial drivers from Louisiana who travel into Texas will also have self-isolate.
Country music artist Joe Diffie dies after coronavirus diagnosis.
Grammy winning country music star Joe Diffie died from COVID-19 complications, according to his representatives. He was 61 years old.
Diffie rose to fame in the early 90s with several No. 1 singles including ” Home”, if The Devil Dance (In Empty Pockets) and “Third Rock from Sun. “The Tulsa, Oklahoma, native also wrote songs for other country music artists including Tim McGraw, Conway Twitty and Jo Dee Messina.