Washington: US President Donald Trump said on Monday that more than a million Americans have been tested for coronavirus, a milestone.
Trump told reporters in the White House that federal social alienation rules could be tightened and that travel restrictions for China and Europe will be enforced, while urging Americans to take tough measures to fight the corona virus by April.
The president announced on Sunday that the recommendations include encouraging people not to gather in groups of more than 10 people and avoid dining in restaurants or bars. This recommendation was initially implemented for 15 days with the aim of reducing human trafficking. The spread of the virus.
“These guidelines remain the status quo and may even be tightened,” he told reporters on Monday.
Trump has been criticized for hyping the epidemic at an early stage, and urges everyone to stick to those restrictions.
“Each of us has a role to play in winning this war. Every citizen, family and business can do something to stop the virus. This is our shared patriotic commitment. The next 30 days of challenge The day has come, this is a very important 30 days. “he said.
The White House Coronavirus response coordinator, Task Force, Deborah Birx, said federal guidance is important because all states are at the same risk.
“If you look at all states together, all states move exactly along the same curve.” “That’s why we really think this should be a federal guide so that every state understands that this looks like two cases. There are 20, 200 and 2,000, and we want to prevent this. ‘
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he expected an outbreak of the coronavirus in the fall, but said the United States would be better prepared to respond.
Trump said his government would consider former food and drug commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s suggestion that all Americans should wear face masks in public to prevent the virus from spreading.
“After we resume normal operations … I can see something similar happening, but I hope this will be a very limited time,” he said.
Trump said the United States has started buying personal protective equipment from abroad.
“We get it from all over the world and we also send unwanted things to other parts,” he said.
Trump said he had just spoken to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and that the United States would send Italy about $ 100 million worth of medical supplies that the United States doesn’t need.
Trump praised the medical divisions of Ford Motor Company and General Electric for announcing that they will produce 50,000 fans within 100 days.
He also noted that General Motors and other American companies will also make fans. “If we exceed demand, we send them to Italy, we send them to France, we spend them on Spain … and other countries.”