US quarantine protests

Mass protests demanding the abolition of quarantine measures imposed against the backdrop of the Coronavirus pandemic took place in several states of the United States. This was reported on Saturday, April 18, Fox News channel.

According to him, organized activities of opponents of the quarantine regime were held in Ohio, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Texas and Wisconsin. Among the protesters were supporters of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence wearing red caps that read “Make America great again”.

The publication stresses that in Ohio, the protesters also demanded the immediate resignation of Governor Mike Devine.

On April 16, the Trump plan for the gradual opening of the country and the phased removal of restrictive measures in 29 states imposed by the coronavirus pandemic was released. To transition to a weakened quarantine regime, regional authorities must record a decline in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases within two weeks.

Trump invited governors to make their own decisions about removing health restrictions in the regions. The state of Texas was the first to announce the beginning of the easing of the quarantine regime. From Friday, April 24, restrictions will begin to be lifted in Montana as well. Many businesses will resume operations from May 1 in Ohio, North Dakota and Idaho.