President Donald Trump expects the peak in daily deaths in the US due to the coronavirus in two weeks. The rules for maintaining “social distance” from each other therefore remain in force until April 30.
The president announced this last night during a press conference in the White House. He previously reported that Easter would simply be “business as usual” in the US again at Easter.
Trump expects the number of deaths to rise sharply shortly. “If we can suppress the total number of deaths too, say, 100,000 to 200,000, then we would all have done very well.”
“Without measures, he thinks that about 2.2 million Americans could die from the lung virus. “So it is imperative that everyone adheres strictly to the guidelines.”
The president expects the country to be “on the road to recovery” around June 1. Earlier, he hoped the worst would be over by Easter. “Nothing is worse than declaring the victory before the victory is achieved,” he said.
In the United States, 2,479 people have died from the effects of the coronavirus, and more than 142,000 Americans are infected.
This is evident from the latest counts from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. More than 1,000 people died in the hard-hit state of New York.
Trump finally said there will be an important announcement on Tuesday regarding the government’s plans and strategy for the future. “On Tuesday we will finalize these plans and provide a summary of our findings, supporting data and strategy to the American people.”