Trump extends voluntary national shutdown, braces US for big death toll

first_img (“Trump, Pentagon leaders honor 9/11 victims” by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, CC BY 2.0) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bracing the United States for a grim death toll from the coronavirus pandemic.On Sunday he extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month.This, after public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.It was a stark shift in tone by the president. Only days ago he talked about the country reopening in a few weeks.From the Rose Garden on Sunday, he said his Easter revival hopes had only been “aspirational.” Google+ Twitter Facebook Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNationalNews Trump extends voluntary national shutdown, braces US for big death toll Facebook By Associated Press – March 30, 2020 0 416 WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest Previous articleBoy, 16, banned from Walmart in Goshen after coughing, claiming he had coronavirusNext articleCoronavirus is roiling every part of child welfare system Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.last_img

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