As the USA is reeling severely from the deadly Coronavirus infection where the number of fatalities has crossed the mark of 47000 so far, President Donald Trump has said that the country was “attacked.”
“We were attacked. This was an attack. This wasn’t just the flu by the way. Nobody has ever seen anything like this, 1917 was the last time,” Donald Trump told reporters at his daily White House news conference.
“Do we have a choice? I’m always concerned about everything. We had to fix this problem,” Trump said.
“Here we had the greatest economy in the history of the world… Better than China, better than any place,” he added.
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List of the US States with confirmed COVID-19 Cases:
• New York (263,754)
• New Jersey (95,914)
• Massachusetts (42,944)
• California (37,710)
• Pennsylvania (36,212)
• Illinois (35,109)
• Michigan (33,966)
• Florida (28,586)
• Louisiana (25,258)
• Connecticut (22,469)
• Texas (21,774)
• Georgia (21102)
• Maryland (14,775)
• Ohio (14,117)
• Washington (12,494)
More than 47,500 Americans have died so far from the novel coronavirus.
Paycheck Protection Program:
• The Paycheck Protection Program is a federal relief program
• It aims to provide small businesses with forgivable loans to keep workers employed during the COVID-19 crisis.
• An additional relief package worth around $310 billion was approved by the Senate on Tuesday.
• This program is designed to reduce the economic devastation caused by the dreadful virus.
The Senate passed funding Tuesday to replenish the Paycheck Protection Program, which offers forgivable loans to help small businesses through this pandemic.
The bill also includes $75B in hospital aid and $25B for testing.
It’s time for the House to get it done!
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) April 23, 2020
Temporary Ban On Immigration:
In an effort to protect Americans from the competition, Trump signed an executive order, resulting in a temporary ban on immigration into the US to contain the spread of COVID-19.
In light of the attack from the Invisible Enemy, as well as the need to protect the jobs of our GREAT American Citizens, I will be signing an Executive Order to temporarily suspend immigration into the United States!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020
It would affect people applying for green cards in the country for permanent residency.
Opening Up America Again: Three-Phase Plan to Reopen the Economy
Phase One: It is designed to reduce the risk of resurgence. This phase will permit large public venues, such as theatres, restaurants, and places of worship to reopen only under certain physical distancing protocols. While vulnerable individuals should continue to stay at their homes.
Phase Two: It only applies to regions with no evidence of a resurgence or rebound. Visits to hospitals and healthcare centers would remain prohibited.
Phase Three: The third phase is also for areas with no evidence of a rebound, while this stage has fewer restrictions than the second phase.