President Trump at White House briefing room

Trump says coronavirus restrictions could be eased within weeks

claiming he is not prepared to turn the coronavirus crisis into a long-term economic problem trump said if it were up to the doctors they would shut the entire world; Trump ally Lindsey Graham warns health considerations must come first

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Published: 03.24.20 , 10:21
US President Donald Trump insisted on Monday that COVID-19 restrictions could ease up in as little as a few weeks, as he seeks to reopen the economy.

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  • Next week, a 15-day government shutdown ordered by the president to slow the spread of the coronavirus will end and “America will again and soon be open for business,” Trump told a White House news conference.
    נשיא ארצות הברית ארה"ב דונלד טראמפ מסיבת עיתונאים הבית הלבן קורונה נגיף וירוסנשיא ארצות הברית ארה"ב דונלד טראמפ מסיבת עיתונאים הבית הלבן קורונה נגיף וירוס
    President Trump at White House briefing room
    “We are not going to let it turn into a long-lasting financial problem,” he added.
    The number of virus deaths in the United States soared to 560, with almost 44,000 declared cases, as New York finds itself in the epicenter.
    If it were up to the doctors, they’d say let’s shut down the entire world,” said Trump.
    "We can't do that and you can't do that with the country especially the number one economy anywhere in the world by far."
    רחובות ריקים במנהטן בעקבות נגיף הקורונהרחובות ריקים במנהטן בעקבות נגיף הקורונה
    Empty streets in NY city
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    Republican Senator Lindsey Graham advised the president to pump the brakes on scaling back restrictions.
    “My advice would be to follow medical advice to contain the virus,” he told reporters on Capitol Hill, as cited by Reuters. “If we can take some pressure off the economy, fine, but my primary focus is to make sure the virus is contained and defeated. And we’re just going to have to suffer through the economic consequences.”

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    President Trump at White House briefing room