As US coronavirus infections cross 6,400, Trump seeks $1tn economic stimulus

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Washington / New York: Trump administration urged Tuesday to issue a $ 1 trillion stimulus package, which may include paying $ 1,000 directly to individual Americans to alleviate the economic suffering caused by an outbreak of the coronavirus, which is the cause of the In the country, more than 100 people died.

Cases of respiratory disease have been reported in all 50 states of the United States, and the total number of known infections in the United States is more than 6,400, with millions of Americans swarming at home instead of traveling to work or school.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he is considering whether to instruct the city’s 8.5 million residents to “take shelter” at home while the state and local officials expand by closing schools, restaurants, and theaters “” Social alienation “policy to combat the spread of AIDS. Virus.

“It’s a very, very difficult decision,” de Blasio said. “We’ve never been here before.” The state’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, told CNN he did not think it would work.

About 6.7 million people in the San Francisco Bay area have already been ordered to stay home for all but the most crucial outings until April 7. Eateries, bars, gyms and other “non-essential” businesses were shut down, but marijuana dispensaries were allowed to stay open as cannabis was deemed an “essential medicine” by health authorities.

“It’s like living in a ‘Twilight Zone,’” said Rowan Oake, 36, during a jog through San Francisco’s Presidio Park. “You can feel the anxiety in the air.”

Kentucky and Illinois recorded the first coronavirus deaths, bringing the national death toll to at least 108.

Authorities said 22 people were infected in a nursing home on the outskirts of Chicago.

In Washington state, where 52 people died, many of whom died in a long-term care facility on the outskirts of Seattle, Governor Jay Inslee signed a law granting $ 200 million for homelessness relief and other measures to fight the virus. combat. California’s governor approved $ 1 billion, and Georgia governor approved $ 100 million.

In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy has closed indoor shopping malls, and a record number of unemployed claims have crashed state computer systems. The largest indoor mall in the United States, the American Mall in Minnesota, said it would close.

Kansas closed schools before the end of the school year. In California, where nearly all public schools have closed in recent days, Governor Gavin Newsom said he expected few of the state’s 6.1 million students to return to the classroom by the summer.

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