Trump calls for quick end to US coronavirus lockdownUS President Donald Trump took part in a Fox News virtual town hall from the Rose Garden of the White HouseWASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he wants to loosen the coronavirus lockdown in the United States and restart the economy within three weeks, calling social distancing measures too disruptive. "I would love to have the country opened up and just raring to go by Easter," said Trump. Health experts have advised the measures as the foundation for preventing the easily transmitted, potentially fatal illness from multiplying uncontrollably. But he made clear that he thinks the response has been blown out of proportion, saying "we lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. One of his main claims to a second term, prior to the coronavirus outbreak, was the strong economy.
Source: Bangkok Post March 24, 2020 20:03 UTC