President Trump has praised the country’s testing capacity amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet Sunday night, he suggested America’s virus testing is much greater and more advanced than any other country in the world.
According to White House trade adviser Peter Navarro, COVID-19 was “a product of the Chinese Communist Party.” On Sunday, Navarro accused the Chinese government of spawning the virus and sending hundreds of thousands of citizens around the world to spread it.
As states rolled back lockdown orders, many saw a rise in new coronavirus cases. One America’s Allysia Britton takes a look at local leaders’ responses to the trend.
According to the governor of Florida, the state’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases is a direct result of increased testing. Governor Ron DeSantis made the remark while delivering an update on the pandemic in his state this week.
The World Health Organization has called for “extreme vigilance” after coronavirus cases spiked in different nations this week. On Friday, WHO officials reported COVID-19 saw its highest number of infections in one day, with more than 150,000 cases being confirmed on Thursday.
Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany has suggested states should decide how to handle reopening.
Hundreds of thousands of workers are expected to return to their jobs Monday when New York City enters phase two of its reopening plan.
According to the World Health Organization, the world has entered a “new and dangerous” phase when it comes to the coronavirus.
President Trump recently met with the nation’s governors to discuss reopening small businesses amid the coronavirus pandemic. During a roundtable discussion on Thursday, he reaffirmed the administration’s commitment to rebuilding the U.S. economy.