According to Statistics Coronavirus Pandemic, the United States takes the first place in the world in terms of the number of infected – 677 570 patients and 34 617 deaths. Coronavirus was cured in about 50,000 people.
However, the peak incidence has already passed, and there is a steady downward trend in opening the country’s borders. Therefore, US President Donald Trump announced that he is ready to open the country for foreigners.
Trump lifts quarantine in three stages
At a press conference, US President Donald Trump said that too long quarantine would cause huge damage to the health care system, as well as to the country’s economy.
The President presented a plan to gradually lift the restrictions that worked in the United States during the COVID-19 epidemic.
This plan consists of three stages, each of which must last at least 14 days and has its criteria for the introduction.
Trump’s plan – how it works
First of all, some of the restrictions will be removed from those areas of the country where new cases of coronavirus infection have not been observed in the past seven days.
In the rest of the territory, Trump gives the governors freedom of decision. Since the number of infections in all states is different, the governors will be able to make decisions about the easing of US quarantine independently, according to the local situation.
Thus, if some states are not ready, then they have the right not to strengthen the restrictions.
Stages of easing self-isolation
The first stage involves the opening of restaurants, gyms, religious institutions, and other large public places. It can operate in conditions of strict distancing.
In public places, people will need to maintain a social distance, and not gather in a company of more than 10 people. Coronavirus and hypertension can be fatal, so people at such a risk group should stay at home.
At the second stage, educational institutions and some enterprises will open. Groups of up to 50 people will be allowed. People are free to visit parks and outdoor areas. However, people at risk are still highly advised to stay at home.
At the third stage, risk groups are free to move following the norms of “social distancing”. Everyone can resume the work. Visits to nursing homes are also permitted.
Thus, at the third stage, Americans return to their normal life.
The emphasis is on identifying and isolating all new infections. Symptoms of coronavirus in humans are dry cough, high fever, shortness of breath, various painful sensations. If you have these signs, you need to urgently seek medical help.
While moderately leaving quarantine and monitoring the current situation with coronavirus USA is also preparing for a possible second wave. The country is improving the COVID-19 testing to get more accurate and faster results. It helps to cope with the focus of infection at the initial stage.
With the threat of a new wave of coronavirus in the USA, according to Trump’s USA opening plan, all restrictions will return and work harder.