President Trump on Sunday night said that the US will decide as soon as next week on what the next move will be in the country’s fight against the coronavirus.
“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Trump tweeted.
“AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”
The president last Monday issued new guidance urging a 15-day period of collective action from Americans to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The 15-day period concludes next Tuesday.
“We’re asking everyone to work at home, if possible, postpone unnecessary travel, and limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people,” Trump had said a press briefing last Tuesday describing some of the guidelines.
“If we do this right, our country — and the world, frankly — but our country can be rolling again pretty quickly,” Trump said.
On Sunday, Trump also said that major disaster declarations were in process for New York, California and Washington.
In New York City, the death toll from the virus reached 99 on Sunday night, with the number of infected topping 10,000.