Trump extends social-distancing guidelines through April, says "peak in death rates" likely 2 weeks away

by Adam Ford · Mar 29th, 2020 7:13 pm

President Trump on Sunday evening extended the federal government's "15 days to slow the spread" health guidelines through April 30, saying that "the peak in death rates is likely to hit in two weeks" and "the better you do, the faster this whole nightmare ends."

"The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks. I will say it again. The peak, the highest point of death rates, remember this, is likely to hit in two weeks... Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30, to slow the spread," the president said in the White House Rose Garden.

Trump added: "We can expect that by June 1, we will be well on our way to recovery" and that "a lot of great things will be happening."


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