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Trump says he hopes US will be reopened by Easter

Trump says he hopes US will be reopened by Easter Photo: Shealah Craighead/White House, MGN

Updated: March 24, 2020 01:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is weighing how to refine nationwide social-distancing guidelines to put some workers back on the job amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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At a virtual town hall hosted by Fox News on Tuesday, Trump said he is hoping the country will be reopened by Easter.

Health experts have made clear that unless Americans continue to dramatically limit social interaction, staying home from work and isolating themselves, the number of infections will overwhelm the health care system, as it has in parts of Italy, leading to many more deaths.

While the worst outbreaks are concentrated in certain parts of the country, such as New York, experts warn that the highly infectious disease is certain to spread.

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