Paris: Although US President Donald Trump insists that there is light at the end of the tunnel, the toll in Europe has soared again, and the United States has seen nearly 2,000 people die of coronavirus for the second consecutive day.
Governments are struggling to balance public safety with the devastating economic impact of home orders, which has eliminated millions of jobs within a few weeks.
More than 86,000 people worldwide have died from the virus crisis, which has caused the global economy to rise sharply, forcing billions of people to stay at home as much as possible.
As the economic downturn begins to intensify, health experts emphasize that premature relaxation of restrictions may exacerbate the spread of infectious diseases that have penetrated almost every country.
In France, this is one of the hardest hit countries in Europe, with more than 10,000 people dead. President Emmanuel Macron will speak in France next week to explain the way forward.
An official close to Macron told AFP that the cut-off order issued on March 17 would “extend” beyond the current April 15 deadline.
The United States reported the highest recorded one-day toll, with 1,973 deaths in 24 hours, reaching nearly 2,000 for the second consecutive day.
Hundreds of deaths are still being recorded in Italy and Spain every day, and the situation in Britain is also deteriorating. Britain ’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, spent the third day in the intensive care unit and the number of deaths reached a record 938 .
The 55-year-old leader s condition is “improving” and he is in “good spirits”, officials assured the public.
At the epicenter of the outbreak in the United States, the Governor of New York noticed that the number of virus deaths reached a one-day high of 779, but he was optimistic about the coming weeks.
“We are flattening the curve,” Andrew Cuomo told reporters, as he cited a decreasing hospitalization rate due to stay-at-home orders.
US President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are optimistic about this. They both said the data seemed to indicate that the situation had improved.
“We are hopefully heading towards a final stretch, the light at the end of the tunnel,” Trump told reporters.
Pence chimed in: “We re beginning to see glimmers of hope.”
In Wuhan, China, new coronavirus first appeared in December. With the lifting of the exit ban, people have reasons to celebrate.
But Malta joined the ranks in mourning, recording its first death.