President Trump announced on Monday a set of guidelines required in a plan to slow the spread of COVID-19 in 15 days.
Trump called for national unity and seemed like he meant to help forge it. He came across as a the leader of a nation in crisis. However he warned that the pandemic could stretch into July or August. „We can turn the corner and turn it quickly,” Trump said. “Our government is prepared to do whatever it takes.” Later in the conference he added: “We're not thinking in terms of recession, we're thinking in terms of the virus.” Trump urged Americans to avoid discretionary travel. On the new rules, people must avoid social gatherings or groups of more than 10 people. However, Trump thinks postponing elections are "unnecessary." Trump also said his administration may look at lockdowns for “certain areas” or “hot spots” in the nation, but said he wasn’t considering a full national lockdown.
“We are at a critical inflection point in this country, people,” Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams told media. Across the nation, local authorities ordered bars, restaurants and gyms shut down and pleaded with young people to stay home to avoid spreading the virus to vulnerable, sick and older people.