Coronavirus pandemic has hit the United States badly with the maximum number of cases recorded. The US has registered 400,549+ COVID-19 positive cases and 21,711+ deaths till now due to the viral infection. While many of the States have imposed a lockdown, the US Government can’t do much due to the country’s federalist state system. President Donald Trump administration has estimated that the death tolls will be between 100,000 to 200,000 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 8, 2020
After downplaying the danger of the COVID-19 pandemic, Trump has realized his mistakes and have started to take some preventive measures. Here are more details on what President Trump has done to control the Coronavirus pandemic and what restrictions and safety measures the States are putting on their own.
How is Trump handling the Coronavirus Lockdown in USA?
President Donald Trump has been focusing too much on the economy and not on the lives of the United States citizens. It is the main reason why America has become one of the largest hotspots for the COVID-19 outbreak with the maximum number of infected people. Trump has warned the citizens that coronavirus death toll will reach a horrific phase and things will get better after that. US Government has now put a lockdown in place and assured that supplies of essential services will be maintained.
What are the States doing to Prepare for the Lockdown?
The United States of America are handling the Coronavirus threat depending on the intensity of cases. California has suspended every non-essential activity for its citizens. Chicago has issued a total lockdown and closed all the public facilities due to the fear of Coronavirus outbreak. Mississippi and Oklahoma have closed schools but there are no major restrictions.
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin have announced Statewide Quarantine. Most of the States have ordered their employees to work from home and a few of them are also giving sick leave packages to the Covid-19 infected people.