The United States has reopened some of its states that have been under strict restrictions over the current coronavirus pandemic. The country is globally leading in coronavirus deaths, with 52,200 deaths, but decides to go the way because of the declining economy and high unemployment rate.
Reopening, imply that salons and spas in Georgia and Oklahoma are to resume operations, while restaurants in Alaska are also OK to open.
During Friday’s briefing, U.S. President Donald Trump left the podium shorter than usual and refused to answer questions from reporters. That followed after he was criticized over his suggestion earlier on Thursday.
The president was criticized for his proposal to use disinfectants and UV light to treat COVID-19. Disinfectants are known to be dangerous substances that are toxic to humans. Therefore, its ingestion or external exposure can be dangerous for the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.
Though, proven research shows that the virus can be killed if exposed to disinfectants or UV light, but can’t be its cure.
On Friday, Mr. Trump replied to the criticism that emerged from his comments on Thursday that it was sarcastic and should not be taken out of context.
Even though the three states have reopened, customers visiting Georgia, Oklahoma, and Alaska reopened stores still need to take social distance measures.
Georgia, one of the states that reopened first, the bowling alleys, spas, hair and nail salons, tattoo parlous, and other personal care companies immediately reopened. But restaurants and theaters will reopen next Monday.
The approach to reopening these states follows after US unemployment claims hit a record 26 million people. However, experts warn that the reopening of these countries came too early. There may be another risk for the second wave of infection.
On Friday, Trump urged citizens, to continue practicing social distance and use of face masks. Trump also signed a $ 484 billion economic stimulus law. This was the fourth COVID-19 law passed by Washington, and Trump said it was necessary to provide economic relief to US citizens. The funds are to be used to expand tests, hospitals, and loan programs for small businesses.
The country has the world’s highest number of confirmed cases. Over 925.00 cases have been reported across the country and the step is eyebrow raising.
On the other hand, as the US takes a step to reopen its states, other nations around the world are expanding the lockdown measures. One country that has extended its restriction measures is Lebanon and its Citizens will continue to be severely restricted until May 10th.
Decisively, the curfew was set to 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. shorter than before. A five-phase plan to reopen the country was also announced by Lebanon and will start on April 28. However, social distancing and wearing face masks will remain a must in all five phases.
Likewise, Liberia has extended its restriction measure by another two weeks and made it a must for every citizen to wear a face mask in public.
Lena Wood graduated from John Carroll University in the year 2002. She born and grown up in Dallas but later she moved to Cleveland for Studying. Lena has written for several major publications including Community Newspapers and News Desk. Lena is a community Reporter and also Covers National Topics.