10,000 new Corona cases in single day, yet Trump refuses to Lockdown the country, gets flak

Everyone is well aware of the coronavirus outbreak which has spread over 160 countries across the world. By far, the virus has affected over 4 lakh people globally and the global death toll has risen to at least 19,000.

The speed at which Coronavirus is spreading across the world, it seems this virus has no end. COVID-19 is not showing any sign of halting. It has covered more than 160 countries so far.

Dark clouds loomed large over the United States after nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed while about 150 Americans died in a day across the country, bringing the total number of death cases to about 784.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that the number of coronavirus cases in the state has jumped by more than 3,000. As many as 54,935 tests have been conducted so far. Out of them around 10,000 have been tested positive.

“The more tests you take, the more positives you find,” Andrew Cuomo said, adding that New York is now conducting more tests per capita than China or South Korea.

US President Donald Trump, on the other hand, wants to loosen the coronavirus lockdown in the United States and restart the economy within three weeks. The deadly virus has claimed 210 lives and more than 25,000 COVID 19 cases have been found in New York alone. The situation is becoming volatile due to the deadly virus.

It has created an atmosphere of fear in the United States. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has already declared the novel coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak as a ‘pandemic’.

In this hour of crisis, President Trump said, “I want to encourage everyone to keep following our guidelines on social distancing, avoiding large gatherings, hand washing and all the other things that everybody knows they are supposed to be doing. Ultimately, the goal is to ease the guidelines and open things up to very large sections of our country as we near the end of our historic battle with the invisible enemy”.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.