U.S. President Donald Trump said that the quarantine because of COVID-19 is worse than the virus itself. Thus, he commented on the decisions made in the Democratic-led states. The American president shared his opinion on Twitter.
“Quarantine in Democrat-led states is completely destroying many people’s lives. This is far worse than the damage caused by the Chinese virus itself. The number of people infected in California has risen despite self-isolation,” he wrote. At the same time, Trump felt that Florida and other regions that have not imposed bans are doing just fine.
In November, California authorities delayed lifting restrictions imposed because of the epidemic. In particular, the decision to fully return schools and businesses to full-time operations was delayed. In addition, residents in parts of the counties are prohibited from leaving their homes unnecessarily.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States has the highest rate of COVID-19 in the world. Nearly 18 million cases of infection have been recorded in the country, and more than 330,000 people have died.