US Extends Stay-at-Home Guidelines to End of April to Fight Virus

By Kyodo News 30 March 2020

WASHINGTON—The United States government on Sunday extended its guidelines asking people to stay at home and practice social distancing to April 30, citing an estimate that 2.2 million people could die in the absence of measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

President Donald Trump had earlier said that he hoped to get the country “back to work” by mid-April but he backed off from the goal with the United States becoming the country with the highest number of infections in the world.

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