Americans will be spending Easter Sunday in their homes under de facto house arrest.
President Trump announced Sunday that he is extending the national social distancing guidelines through April 30th.
“I want the American people to know that your selfless inspiring and valiant efforts are saving countless lives,” Trump said. “You are making the difference. The modeling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks, so I will say it again, the peak, highest point of death rates, remember this, is likely to hit in two weeks.”
The announcement is a death blow to many small business across the nation – especially many restaurants and diners.
“Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” Trump continued. “That would be the greatest loss of all. Therefore, the next two weeks and during this period, it’s very important that everyone strongly follow the guidelines, have to follow the guidelines that our great vice president holds up a lot. He’s holding that up a lot. He believes it in so strongly.”
“The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” Trump continued. “Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th, to slow the spread.
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President @realDonaldTrump will be extending National Social Distancing Guidelines through April 30, 2020. More information and details will be rolled out on Tuesday, March 31st. #CoronaVirusUpdates #Covid_19pic.twitter.com/dWPk0zUlXd
— Dan Scavino Jr.?? (@Scavino45) March 29, 2020