Almost all US States have prepared plans to resume business operations

48 of the 50 US States have already prepared plans to resume operations of businesses disrupted by the new coronavirus pandemic. US Vice President Michael Pence announced this.

Two more states are expected to publish their plans soon, he said.

According to Pence, the White House began developing plans a month ago to ease restrictive measures and restart businesses.

According to forecasts of the head of the Federal Reserve system, the US GDP in the second quarter of this year may decline by 20-30%, and the unemployment rate may reach 20-25%.

Since the beginning of the epidemic in the United States, more than 1.5 million cases of coronavirus infection and more than 90 thousand deaths have been registered.