Stephen Moore, an economic adviser to President Trump, said the economy “may have turned a corner” as the governors look at ways to reopen their states during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Things look like we may have turned the corner,” Moore told John Catsimatidis on his AM-970 show “The Cat’s Roundtable” in an interview that aired Sunday. “States should lead the way. One state can learn from another. I think you are going to see … an opening of the Western and Midwestern states. I think the East Coast states are going to be a little slower.”

The coronavirus and the stay-at-home guidelines intended to curb its spread have decimated the economy as businesses close and workers are laid-off or furloughed.

More than 20 million people have filed unemployment claims in the past month.

The president last week announced guidelines that would allow governors to begin to reopen their state economies by May 1.

“Based on the latest data, our team of experts agree we can start the next front in our war, which we are calling Opening Up America Again, and that is what we are doing, opening up our country, and we have to do that,” Trump said at the White House briefing on Thursday.

States that show a downward trend in coronavirus cases could be the first to reopen businesses, bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms.

Moore, who is on a member of the White House panel advising Trump on reopening, said getting Americans back to work will boost the economy.

“Things are really looking brighter now. … In a month’s time we could really see the American economy up and running again,” Moore said.

“If we don’t do something soon, we are going to see 80% of our domestic oil production …shut down,” Moore continued. “That’s an industry that employs 5 million Americans.“