US covid-19 cases above 500,000; Trump faces 'biggest decision' on economy

US covid-19 cases above 500,000; Trump faces 'biggest decision' on economy
The number of coronovirus cases in the United States exceeded half a million at the end of the week of Easter, with 18,700 deaths, as President Donald Trump said when it was safe to reopen the country, it would be the largest decision. . .

Public health experts warn that if the summer is stopped after 30 days of closing the business and keeping most Americans indoors, the death toll in the US could rise to 200,000.

Trump, seeking re-election in November, has said he wants life to return to normal as soon as possible, and for economic and economic reasons for the coronavi virus by banning movement aimed at curbing Kovid-19's disease Financial loss occurred. Public-health costs.

"I'm going to make a decision, and I ... hope to God that it will be the right decision," he told reporters on Friday. "This is the biggest decision ever."

Trump said the facts would determine the next step. Asked which matrix he would use to make his decision, he pointed at his forehead: "The Matrix right here, this is my Matrix."

Current federal guidelines run until 30 April. The president must decide whether to pursue them or encourage people to return to work and normal way of life. Trump said he would unveil a new advisory council on Tuesday, which would include some state governors and focus on the process of reopening the US economy.

The number of Americans receiving unemployment benefits has risen to more than 15 million in the past three weeks, as weekly new claims topped 6 million for the second straight time last week.

The government has said that the economy created a net of 701,000 jobs in March. It was the most job loss since the Great Recession and ended the longest employment boom in US history starting in late 2010.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, President of the National Governors Association and New York Deputy Governor Andrew Cuomo, urged the federal government on Saturday to provide immediate financial relief for states struggling with the outbreak.

"When emergency measures such as the order to stay indoors were working," the governor said in a statement, they cause devastating damage to the state's economies.

He also called on the US Congress to appropriately pay $ 500 billion to meet the budgetary shortfall of the states, which have arisen from the "unprecedented" crisis.

Two top Republicans in Congress on Saturday said they would continue to oppose Democrats' demands to include funding for items other than small business relief in the proposed Coronavirus aid bill.

With more than 90% of the nation under stay-at-home orders, the holiest weekends of the Christian calendar are mostly broadcast or broadcast services for stay-at-home worshipers. Many churches already have a shortage of funds, who are pressuring their finances to collect plates, usually at busy times of the year.

A handful of American churches planned to proceed with In-Person Services on Easter Sunday, stating that public health worships are their right to worship.

But there was a glimpse of hope this week.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the government's top infectious disease specialist, and other health officials pointed to coronovirus hospitalization and admission to intensive care units - particularly in the hard-hit New York State - as signs that social remedial shutdown Have been

New York City's public schools, which were due to reopen in a best-case case on April 20, will remain closed for the rest of the school year, with Mayor Bill de Blasio saying in a briefing Saturday that "it" was the right thing to do. "

Stay-at-home orders imposed in recent weeks in 42 states have taken a major toll on US commerce, with some economists forecasting job losses of up to 20 million by the end of the month, how long to trade -Off and travel restrictions may be continuous.

The Trump administration spoke afresh this week of reopening the economy following an impressive university research model. On 4 August, 60,000 deaths were estimated, with the death rate estimated to be at least 100,000 in August.

However, the estimates reported by the New York Times and confirmed by an official from the Department of Homeland Security, according to new US government data, indicate that if orders to stay home in summer are lifted after 30 days , Then the weather in summer will spread the infection.

A new outbreak was reported on Friday in San Francisco, where 68 residents and two employees tested positive at a homeless shelter, one of the largest known groups of infections at such a facility anywhere in the country.

And according to the carnivorous company JBS USA, 36 employees in Greek were infected with the beef production plant COVID-19 in Colorado. Two central employees representing workers at the plant have died.