The United States, US has now top the list of countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) than Italy and China where it came from.
According to BBC, on Friday, the latest figures compiled by the US-based Johns Hopkins University.
However, with almost 1,300 coronavirus related fatalities, the US death toll is far behind China (3,291) and Italy (8,215).
On Thursday afternoon, when asked about the latest figures at a White House briefing. US President Donald Trump said it was “a tribute to the amount of testing that we’re doing”.
President Trump also cast doubt on the figures coming out of China, telling reporters: “You don’t know what the numbers are in China.”
Meanwhile, the US President Donald Trump had already vowed to return to business, claiming the country will not continue to be in a lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus across the world.
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However, The lockdowns have brought the US and its $20 trillion economy to a virtual standstill during the past few days, and Trump said this would not continue.
President Donald Trump said this during his daily briefing on coronavirus.
“Very soon. A lot sooner than three or four months that somebody was suggesting. Lot sooner. We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”
Earlier this week, the World Health Organisation (WHO) had issued a strong warning to Trump that the US could become the epicenter of the pandemic if the country go against the normal rules.
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