Restrictive measures introduced in the US due to the coronavirus pandemic could begin to relax in May if the situation stabilizes. This was reported by CNN on Sunday, April 12, citing Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
“I think in a way, this (easing. – Ed.) may start next month. But it’s hard to make assumptions… I hope at the end of this month we can look and ask ourselves: “Can we return some things carefully and safely?” If yes, we will, if not – we will continue to wait”, – said the expert.
Despite the record mortality rate in the country in recent days, the situation is beginning to “level out” a bit. As an example, he cited New York, where on the same day when the highest number of deaths was recorded, the number of hospitalizations went down, said Fauci.
However, he recalled that if quarantine is weakened, the outbreak cannot be allowed to recur.
April 12, for the first time in U.S. history, the federal authorities decided to approve the declaration on the introduction of a major disaster regime due to the spread of coronavirus simultaneously in all American states and the metropolitan area of Colombia.
Earlier, on April 10, U.S. leader Donald Trump announced the readiness of the authorities to lift quarantine restrictions imposed in connection with the proliferation of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in May. However, in case of a repeated outbreak, the U.S. will be ready to impose the restrictions again.
According to the international statistical bureau Worldometer as of April 12, the U.S. registered 533,115 cases of infection with the new type of coronavirus. 20,580 people died and 30,502 patients were discharged from hospitals.