The CDC is advising that gatherings of 50 individuals or extra in the US be canceled or postponed over the subsequent eight weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Officers throughout the nation curtailed many components of American life to struggle the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with governors closing eating places, bars, and colleges and authorities skilled saying a 14-day nationwide shutdown could also be wanted.
The shutdowns got here because the nation sank deeper into chaos over the disaster. Vacationers returning residence from abroad journeys have been caught in line for hours at main airports for screenings, inflicting them to be crammed into simply the form of crowded areas that public health officers have been urging folks to keep away from.
In an indication of the upcoming financial gloom on the horizon, the Federal Reserve slashed its benchmark rate of interest to close zero. President Donald Trump sought to calm a jittery nation by declaring that the federal government has “great management” over the scenario and urging folks to cease the panic shopping for grocery staples that have depleted the cabinets of shops across the nation. Gun shops began seeing the same run on weapons and ammunition because the panic intensified.
Elements of the nation already appear like a ghost city, and others are about to observe as theme parks closed, Florida seashores shooed away spring breakers, Starbucks stated it would settle for solely drive-via and takeout orders and the governors of Ohio and Illinois ordered bars and eating places shuttered. California’s governor requested the state’s bars and eating places to do the identical, however, didn’t order it. New York Metropolis, New Jersey, and elsewhere are contemplating comparable measures.
“The time for persuasion and public appeals is over,” Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker stated. “This isn’t a joke. Nobody is proof of this.” His choice got here hours after Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal authorities’ high infectious illness skilled, stated he wishes to see a 14-day nationwide shutdown imposed to forestall the viruses unfold.