Figures go against Trump talk of restarting economy, as other countries tighten controls
The US could become the new center of the global coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organization, which said case numbers were rising quickly there even as Donald Trump talked of reopening the country for business.
“We are now seeing a very large acceleration in cases in the US. So it does have that potential [to become the center of the pandemic], ”said Margaret Harris, a WHO spokeswoman.
Despite Trump’s claim, experts at the World Health Organization have said the US risks becoming the next center of the coronavirus outbreak as the country is seeing a “very large acceleration” in cases.
Trump has claimed the US is already beginning to "see the light at the end of the tunnel", even though Covid-19 is still spreading throughout the nation.
He also reiterated his hesitation to invoke the Defense Production Act to increase production of crucial medical supplies, saying some businesses are already beginning to do so.
Trump has moved on to talking about immigration. “This experience shows how important borders are,” he has said, referencing his exclusionary immigration policies. He also said that the US should “never be reliant on a foreign country” and that his wish for America is for it to be a “self-reliant nation” that is “dependent on no one”.