Washington, Apr 16: US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that the United States has "passed the peak" of the Novel Coronavirus cases and predicted that some of the states would reopen this month. During the daily White House briefing, Mr Trump said that he would be announcing the new guidelines by Thursday night, after having a word with the state Governors, BBC reported.
The US has nearly 640,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 30,900 deaths, making it the worst affected country in the world. Trump's comments came after New York City reported a rise in virus fatalities to 10,367. The President has been at loggerheads with State Governors and health authorities about when to ease down the restrictions and reopen businesses, while conceding that his powers are limited to issuing guidelines. (UNI)