70 million people across America’s mostly densely populated states are preparing for lock down. New York and Illinois are expected to follow California, in restricting residents to their homes.
Hospitals are already facing the strain of Covid-19, and health officials are desperately trying to avoid a repeat of what has happened in Italy and Spain.
Northern Italy is still in the grips of an out of control spread of Coronavirus. With the health care system unable to cope with the shear numbers of sick and dying.
President Trump addressed the nation saying:
“Every American has a role to play in defending our nation from this invisible, horrible enemy.
“It really is an invisible enemy – and we will be successful, hopefully very much sooner than people would think.
“So we say stay at home and save lives. It is a time of shared national sacrifice but it’s also a time to treasure our loved ones and to take stock of what is most important; our faith, our families, our neighbours and our great country.
“I want to thank all of the incredible people, the citizens of our country.”
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