US President Donald Trump announced a 3-phase plan to reopen the country.
“My administration is issuing new federal guidelines that will allow governors to take a phased and deliberate approach to reopen their individual states,” he said. Trump added, “We are not opening all at once, but one careful step at a time.”
As many as 29 states “will be able to open relatively soon,” Trump said.
The new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while holding the line in harder-hit locations.
The US currently has 654,301 confirmed cases and 32,186 deaths due to the virus, and Mr Trump has suggested some states could reopen this month.