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Trump extends coronavirus guidelines to April 30

Mar 30, 2020

Washington DC (USA), Mar 30: US President Donald Trump says he will extend a set of guidelines aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus to April 30.
Trump made the announcement on Sunday. The guidelines, issued on March 16 and originally due to end in 15 days, urge people not to gather in groups of more than 10 and to avoid non-essential outings.
Trump told reporters that the deaths from the virus could peak in two weeks. He said it's very important that everyone follow the guidelines strictly during this period.
Trump said data suggested that 2.2 million people would die if nothing was done to stem the virus.
He also said, "We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery." He added, "A lot of great things will be happening" by then.
Trump had said last week that he hoped to resume economic activity by Easter, which falls on April 12 this year. The comment drew criticism amid a surge in the number of infections.
Source: NHK World

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