Meanwhile, Trump said in an Easter address that the country is “winning the battle” with the coronavirus.
A leading American expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned on Sunday of the “extremely high risk” of further spread of the coronavirus if the US authorities rush to restart business and return life to normal from May 1, as President Donald Trump reflects.
According to Fauci, the restoration of commercial activity in the US “will not happen at the click of a switch.”
The government’s current recommendations on maintaining a safe distance between people are valid until April 30.
Fauci expressed hope that “at least in some areas,” the country will be able to return to work and daily activities in May, but this return will take place differently in different regions of the country.
According to him, this will depend on the number of infected people in specific cities and confirmation of the absence of the virus in the majority of the population through testing.
But even with these precautions, “people will get infected, ” Fauci said.
“This is just reality,” he added.
The United States came out on top in the world in terms of both the number of cases (more than 534 thousand) and the number of deaths (more than 20 thousand). Created models of the spread of the virus currently predict that by July, the coronavirus can take the lives of 60 thousand Americans.