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Trump, despite warnings, wants US back online by April 12

2020-03-25 09:51:13       source:The Aljazeera

March 25, 2020

Public health authorities, state governors, and even some members of his own administration are pushing back against President Donald Trump's professed desire to roll back measures intended to keep the coronavirus pandemic in check and reopen the country for business.

In his regular daily briefing on Monday evening, Trump said the nation could not afford to continue the lockdowns that have brought the country, and its $20-trillion economy, to a virtual standstill during the past several days.

"America will, again, and soon, be open for business," Trump said. "Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. Lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself."

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