US President Donald Trump said the authorities will not “close the country” in the event of a second wave of distribution of COVID-19.
“They say it [the second wave of coronavirus] can happen with a high probability,” Trump told reporters during a visit to the Ford plant in Michigan. “We are going to put out the fire. We are not going to close the country.”
“We can put out the fire. Whether it is a smoldering ember or a flame, we will put out it. But we will not close our country,” he stressed.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the United States and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, told The Washington Post this week that he “has no doubt” that there will be new waves of COVID-19 infection. “The virus will not disappear,” he said.
According to Johns Hopkins University, in the United States recorded more than 1.5 million cases of infection and more than 93 thousand deaths from coronavirus.
While restrictions placed on the pandemic are causing serious damage to the economy, Trump called for a process to reopen the country. All 50 states began, to one degree or another, to soften measures of social distance.
Since US businesses and stores began to close in mid-March due to coronavirus, a total of about 38.6 million jobless claims have been filed.