Trump: Americans expect a “very difficult” two weeks in the fight against coronavirus

The head of state called on all residents of the country to observe the norms of social distance. “This is a matter of life and death,” Donald Trump said

President Donald Trump warned Americans that the next two weeks in the fight against the coronavirus will be “very difficult.” He called on all residents of the country to follow the norms of social distance until the end of April. The President said this, speaking at a daily press briefing at the White House.

“I want all Americans to be prepared for the difficult days ahead. We are going to go through a very difficult two weeks,” Trump said, adding that he hopes that after this, the country will see “light at the end of the tunnel.”

“And then, hopefully, as experts predict we will see a real light at the end of the tunnel, but it will be a very painful two weeks,” the President warned.

“It is very important for Americans to follow [Federal] guidelines on social distancing over the next 30 days. This is a matter of life and death,” the head of state stressed.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases, who is part of the White House working group, said that US residents should be prepared for the fact that up to 100,000 Americans could potentially become victims of the coronavirus.

“No matter how shocking this figure is, we must be prepared for it. Will there be so many deaths? I hope not, and I think the more we push for mitigation of epidemiological measures, the more likely it is that this number will be reached. However, let’s be realistic, we need to be prepared for the fact that we will see this,” Fauci said.

He clarified that such a death rate is unacceptable and that the administration will “do everything possible to reduce” future deaths.