ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  RSS  |  ARCHIVE  |  2023-09-24  |  UPDATED: 1402/07/02 - 00:55:4 FA | AR | PS | EN
US to supply Ukraine with long-range missiles reaching 300km             China urges lifting of Ďillegal unilateral sanctionsí against Syria            Russia says Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh begin surrendering weapons            China ready to work for regional peace with South Korea: President Xi             Ukraine says Russian naval commanders killed in Crimean HQ during missile attack             Martyr Morteza Avini as the pioneer of Iranís Sacred Defense cinema             Pakistan: We will put pressure on the Taliban for the right to education for girls and the rights of Afghan women             UK recession risk grows with cost-of-living crisis hitting businesses            Poland to send older weapons to Ukraine to fulfill existing agreements: President            Meet Claudia Sheinbaum, the Nobel Laureate Set to Become Mexicoís First Female President            Trump Reportedly Refused to Wear COVID Mask Because It Ruined His Makeup             Calls to reopen girlsí schools in Afghanistan continue            Tajik President Remarks on Intra-Afghan Dialogue, Inclusive Govt            Thomas West: ĎWe Need to Keep Women, Girlsí Issues Front and Center            Iraq reiterates its rejection of foreign combat presence on its soil            


DATE PUBLISHED: 1399/01/05 - 19:10:1
VISIT: 663
SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS

US states desperate for coronavirus help as Trump eyes restriction ease


President Donald Trump said he wants to lift severe social restrictions keeping people in their homes to reduce the spread of COVID-19, March 23, 2020. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

A chorus of support to urge Americans to stay indoors is gathering more calls, with several more US governors ordering millions of people to stay home to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Governors in at least 18 states accounting for nearly half the US population issued directives for social distancing measures, which require residents to avoid crowds, and go out only for necessary trips.

Public health authorities have pushed for the restrictions to curb widespread transmission of the coronavirus, COVID-19, which has infected more than 42,600 people in the United States, and killed at least 559 as of early Tuesday morning.

The growing calls for the stay-at-home restrictions came as US President Donald Trump signaled heís considering a move in the opposite direction.

Trump said, "We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself", as restriction further stifled the US economy and raised fears of a recession in the presidential election year.

The US president announced that he wanted to lift the restrictive coronavirus measures sooner than it has been previously suggested, saying, "America will again and soon be open for business, very soon, a lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting, a lot sooner."

"If it were up to the doctors, theyíd say letís shut down the entire world," Trump said.

The state of Washington, which accounts for over a quarter of the deaths, became the latest state to issue "stay at home" orders.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said, "This is a human tragedy on a scale we cannot yet project. So itís time to hunker down to win this fight."

While Trumpís latest remarks showed his concern about the economic fallout, state and local officials continued to warn about the collapse of the healthcare delivery system.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday his state needs 50,000 additional hospital beds to accommodate a surge in coronavirus patients.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appealed for ventilators, masks and other medical equipment, even asking for help from private citizens.

New York state is now at the epicenter of the US outbreak with 157 deaths.

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Illinois said a lack of coordinated federal action was causing chaos for states and municipalities, and even putting them in competition with each other for medical resources.

The coronavirus pandemic has virtually paralyzed sectors of the US economy, with many companies shuttering workplaces.

A $2 trillion economic stimulus bill stalled in the US Senate on Monday after Democrats said it contained too little money for hospitals and not enough restrictions on a fund to help big businesses.

A failure to agree on the economic relief package could have a devastating effect on states, cities and businesses, and trigger further heavy losses in US stock markets.

Wall Streetís slide deepened on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbling 3.04% to end at 18,591.93 points. The S&P 500, a broader-market index, lost 2.93% to 2,237.4. The S&P 500 is now down about 34% from its February record high, Reuters said.

US joins calls for postponement of Tokyo Olympics

The United States called for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) said it had listened to feedback from athletes and was encouraged by a clearer path towards postponement.

"Our most important conclusion from this broad athlete response is that even if the current significant health concerns could be alleviated by late summer, the enormous disruptions to the training environment, doping controls and qualification process canít be overcome in a satisfactory manner," the USOPC said on Monday.

Japanís government is negotiating with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to postpone the Summer Games by up to a year, in what would be a first in the Olympicsí 124-year modern history.

Canada and Australia have already said they will not be sending teams to Tokyo if the Games go ahead as scheduled this year.

Britain and New Zealand Olympic organizers also came out in support of a delay.

 

SOURCE: PRESS TV

 

LINK: https://www.ansarpress.com/english/14946


TAGS:






*
*

*



SEE ALSO

Addressing UNGA: Russian FM slams Westís Ďempire of liesí, says Kiev peace plan not feasible


China urges lifting of Ďillegal unilateral sanctionsí against Syria


Russia says Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh begin surrendering weapons


China ready to work for regional peace with South Korea: President Xi


Ukraine says Russian naval commanders killed in Crimean HQ during missile attack


Poland to send older weapons to Ukraine to fulfill existing agreements: President


Meet Claudia Sheinbaum, the Nobel Laureate Set to Become Mexicoís First Female President


Iraq reiterates its rejection of foreign combat presence on its soil


Ukraine warns of Ďdifficultí winter after massive missile strikes by Russian forces


Putin accepts formal invitation from Xi to visit China next month





VIEWED
MOST DISCUSSED




POLL

Modi, Merkel Discuss Afghanistan, Radicalisation And Terrorism

SEE RESULT


LAST NEWS

Addressing UNGA: Russian FM slams Westís Ďempire of liesí, says Kiev peace plan not feasible

US to supply Ukraine with long-range missiles reaching 300km

China urges lifting of Ďillegal unilateral sanctionsí against Syria

Russia says Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh begin surrendering weapons

China ready to work for regional peace with South Korea: President Xi

Ukraine says Russian naval commanders killed in Crimean HQ during missile attack

Martyr Morteza Avini as the pioneer of Iranís Sacred Defense cinema

Pakistan: We will put pressure on the Taliban for the right to education for girls and the rights of Afghan women

UK recession risk grows with cost-of-living crisis hitting businesses

Poland to send older weapons to Ukraine to fulfill existing agreements: President

Meet Claudia Sheinbaum, the Nobel Laureate Set to Become Mexicoís First Female President

Trump Reportedly Refused to Wear COVID Mask Because It Ruined His Makeup

Calls to reopen girlsí schools in Afghanistan continue

Tajik President Remarks on Intra-Afghan Dialogue, Inclusive Govt

Thomas West: ĎWe Need to Keep Women, Girlsí Issues Front and Center

Iraq reiterates its rejection of foreign combat presence on its soil

Ukraine warns of Ďdifficultí winter after massive missile strikes by Russian forces

Former president Rabbani remembered on 12th anniversary of his assassination

Putin accepts formal invitation from Xi to visit China next month

Release of US prisoners showed true face of Iranís humanitarian motives: Raeisi

China slams UK report on Hong Kong, says Londonís plans Ďdoomed to failí

Iranís President: We firmly clasp any hand that is extended in friendship

Al Nassr victorious over 10-man Persepolis

Azerbaijan must halt Karabakh operation íimmediatelyí: EU

US military claims to find lost stealth jet fighter

US announces new sanctions over Iranís drones, military aircraft

Turkeyís president says parliament not ready to ratify Sweden NATO bid

Russiaís defense minister visits Tehran for talks on boosting defense cooperation

China FM heads to Russia after meeting with US national security adviser

Saudi Al-Nassr football team arrives in Tehran

Amnesty Intl: Secondary Schools Should Be Reopened for Afghan Girls

Two of five Iranians released in US prisoner swap deal arrive in Qatar

Iranian President Raeisi in New York for UN General Assembly session, key talks

Ukraine fires six deputy defense ministers in major reshuffle

Hangzhou Asian Games torch relay continues in China+ Video

íFuture of Europe at stakeí over migrant crisis: Italian PM

IMF to urge China to shift growth model towards consumption

Workers strike at all three Detroit automakers enters third day

Russian ambassador tells US to remove sanctions barriers to restore Black Sea grain deal

US Military: The 2021 Kabul airport incident will be re-examined


MEDICAL NEWS


ANSAR PRESS ©  |  ABOUT US  |  CONTACT US  |  MOBILE VERSION  |  LINKS  |  DESIGN: Negah Network Co.
All right reserved. Use this website by mentioning the source (link) is allowed. ›—ś‘ź«Ś «یš —š ی šŕŠ»šŌ«š