Coronavirus outbreak: Trump says guidelines around social distancing extended to April 30

Clay Curtis
March 30, 2020

President Donald Trump is extending federal guidelines recommending people stay home and away from one another for another 30 days as the coronavirus continues to spread across the country.

"The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks".

Donald Trump said he expects U.S. will be well on way to recovery by June 1.

"It's a disgusting number", President Trump said, but added: "We all together have done a very good job".

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, called the extension "a wise and prudent decision". During the course of the Rose Garden briefing, reported deaths grew by several dozen and the number of cases by several thousand.

The US government is trying to curb the coronavirus outbreak in the country, as the United States has surpassed all other countries in the number of cases, with over 100,000 infected and at least 1,700 fatalities.

However, he told reporters on Sunday, "it was just an aspiration", adding that he hopes the country will "be well on our way to recovery" by June 1.

Look, we want the feds to save us, but Trump making this about himself and suggesting citizens from MI and Washington won't get the care they need because his ego got bruised. we'll that's just appalling.

Ontario confirms more COVID-19 cases on Sunday morning
Ontario has recorded 211 new confirmed cases of coronavirus , raising the total number of cases in the province to 1,355. The new order replaces a previous emergency order prohibiting organized public events of over 50 people.

President Trump has ordered a vehicle manufacturer in Detroit to produce more ventilators to satisfy demand.

"No state, no metro area, will be spared", Birx said.

State leaders - including Gov. Andrew Cuomo of NY, the nation's current virus epicenter - are predicting that in the coming weeks critical supplies like ventilators could be far outmatched by the volume of critically ill coronavirus patients.

Speaking earlier on Sunday, Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of Trump's coronavirus task force, told NBC television's "Meet the Press" program that the administration was asking USA governors and mayors to know "where your anesthesia ventilators are".

Most people who contract COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms, which can include fever and cough but also milder cases of pneumonia, sometimes requiring hospitalization.

"I think that's a little too harsh", he told NBC.

"We have to release those ventilators - especially hospitals that are never going to use them".

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