Washington: On Thursday, US President Donald Trump urged the United States to reopen because the number of unemployed people associated with coronaviruses is increasing, while parts of Europe are in confinement.
As summer approaches on both sides of the Atlantic, even though the number of global virus cases has exceeded 5 million, more shops are still open to welcome tourists.
This crisis is certainly far from over-Russia and Latin America are the next hot spots, although Europe and the United States have also entered the next stage, just like Asia before.
But Trump focused on his prospects for re-election in November and made it clear that he hopes more governors will move in the direction of relaxing anti-virus restrictions.
“We did the right thing but we now want to get going… you ll break the country if you don t,” he told African-American leaders in Michigan, a key election battleground state.
The Republican incumbent specifically talked about reopening places of worship — something he had initially hoped would be done by Easter Sunday — as important to the nation s healing.
“People want to be in their churches,” Trump said. “They re so important in terms of the psyche of our country.”
Trump has adopted the theme of “Transitioning Back to Greatness” as states reopen at different speeds.
Although the number of daily deaths is no longer stable, losses are still increasing, and the total number in the United States has exceeded 94,000.
Trump ordered the flag of the Federal Building to be hoisted over the flag for three days.
The Labor Department said that 2.43 million Americans were unemployed last week. Since the blockade was imposed, the total number has reached 38.6 million, although the rate of unemployment has slowed.