The number of coronavirus infections in the United States has increased dramatically in the past few days. The United States is now the worst affected by the pandemic in terms of the number of confirmed infections worldwide.
Washington (dpa) - US President Donald Trump has attuned the American population to "very hard two weeks" due to the spread of the corona virus with increasing death toll.
"I want every American to be prepared for the hard days ahead," said Trump at the White House in Washington. "We're going to go through two very tough weeks." He hoped that afterwards there would be light at the end of the tunnel. "But this will be a very painful, very, very painful two weeks." The endurance of the Americans will be challenged.
"We are at war with a deadly virus," Trump warned. The virus claimed many lives. "Things are happening in this country that we have never seen before." It is a "matter of life and death" to follow the published public guidelines.
In the United States, more than twice as many infections with the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen have been detected than in China, where the lung disease Covid-19 started: By Tuesday evening (local time), Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore had more than 180,000 cases. Across the United States, more than 3,700 people have died from the virus.
Trump announced on Sunday that the restrictive protective measures to curb the coronavirus epidemic in the US should be extended until the end of April.