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Trump extended federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

Foto: President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on Sunday, March 29. Source: Screenshot/White House

Trump extended social distancing guidelines to April 30 and said the coronavirus outbreak in the US is likely to peak in two weeks.

“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” he said. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end.”

Trump said his administration will finalize its social distancing guidelines on Tuesday.

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Trump accused hospitals of hoarding ventilators, though he did not provide evidence to back up his claims

Foto: A nasal ventilator is pictured as a patient suffering from COVID-19 is treated in a pulmonology hospital in Vannes, France, March 20, 2020. Source: Reuters/Stephane Mahe

Trump accused hospitals of hoarding ventilators and said these devices needed to be released.

He did not specify which hospitals were hoarding ventilators nor did he provide evidence to back up his claims.

Ventilators are a vital tool for medical facilities treating patients with COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the novel coronavirus.

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New York installed coronavirus triage tents in Central Park as the city’s hospitals brace for more patients

Foto: Workers set up a field hospital in front of Mount Sinai West Hospital inside Central Park on March 29, 2020. Source: Kena Betancur / AFP) (Photo by KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images

New York’s Mount Sinai hospital system is installing temporary triage tents in Central Park as it anticipates huge amounts of patients from the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Workers began installing a 68-bed emergency hospital site in Manhattan’s iconic Central Park on Sunday.

The site would reportedly include a “respiratory care unit with ICU capability” with staff with experience in infectious diseases and is slated to be fully operational Tuesday morning.

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US will have ‘millions of cases’ and over 100,000 coronavirus-related deaths, Fauci said

Foto: A man is wheeled into an ambulance during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 27, 2020. Source: REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious-disease expert, said that the US will see “millions of cases” of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths.

Fauci, appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” added that he didn’t want to “be held to that,” since the course of an outbreak is “such a moving target.”

The US death toll has doubled in just two days and the case count has surpassed China’s, with the worst outbreak in New York.

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Trump’s top economic adviser said Americans can expect coronavirus stimulus checks to show up in their bank accounts ‘in a couple of weeks’

Foto: Larry Kudlow, the top economic adviser to President Donald Trump Source: Carolyn Kaster/AP Images

President Donald Trump’s top economic officials said relief checks will be disbursed to qualifying Americans in a few weeks.

Larry Kudlow, Trump’s top economic adviser, said loans to small businesses will be “ready for processing” this coming week.

As the administration rolls out new economic measures in its novel coronavirus pandemic response, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that he believes the stimulus program will be “enormously successful in stabilizing the US economy.”

The $2 trillion bill was signed by the president after more than 3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits as isolation measures announced in cities and states across the country sparked a massive wave of layoffs.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent £5.7 million to write to all 66 million people in the UK, urging them to stay at home to fight coronavirus

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to every household in Britain urging people to stay indoors to protect the National Health Service and save lives as the UK’s battle with the coronavirus intensifies.

In the letter, which is being sent out to around 30 million households around the country in the coming days, Johnson urges national unity, and implores people to stay at home and follow the rules set out by the government.

News of the letter being sent to UK households comes just hours after the Department of Health confirmed that more than 1,000 people in the country have now died from the coronavirus.

“We know things will get worse before they get better,” Johnson’s letter says.

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This map shows where cases are concentrated in the US.

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A global map shows the distribution of cases worldwide.

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See how cases and deaths worldwide have risen over time since the outbreak began.

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