Following the recent worldwide COVID19 outbreak, president Donald Trump announced that the nationwide social distancing has been officially extended for another 30 days, ending on April 30th.
Trump’s decision on the restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April comes after he faced intense pressure and criticism from public-health experts who presented him with projections of more increasing cases of the expanding COVID19 pandemic.
The move is a completely difference stance than Trump took just a few days ago, when he stated in a press conference that he was urging for the country to reopen by Easter, which is April 12th. He now says that those previous remarks were only “aspirational” and not actually set in stone.
The initial 15-day period of social distancing expires today March 30th since that date has approached, Trump expressed interest in relaxing the national guidelines in parts of the country that are less impacted by the coronavirus outbreak. Many states and local governments all over the world already have stiffer social distancing regulations in place on mobility and gatherings.