Deaths in the US from coronavirus could reach 70,000

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Here are the latest events from the COVID-19 pandemic.

President Donald Trump predicted that deaths in the United States as a result of the coronavirus could reach 70,000, but clarified that the original forecasts were much higher.

In previous days, Trump mentioned that it had been calculated that 60,000 people would die of the COVID-19 disease in the country.

During a White House press conference on Monday, Trump was asked if a US president deserved to be re-elected after losing more citizens in six weeks than the approximately 58,000 troops who died in the Vietnam War.

The death toll in the United States from the coronavirus exceeded 55,000, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.

Trump said the nation has lost a lot of people.

“But if you see what the original forecasts were – 2.2 million_, we are probably heading to between 60,000 and 70,000. Too many. A single person is already too much. And I think we’ve made a lot of really good decisions. The big decision was to close the border or restrict entry to people who came from China. “

“I think we have done a great job,” said the president. “I will say this: one person is too much.”

Trump is relying on a forecast of 1.5 to 2.2 million deaths in the United States in the worst case scenario, in which no measures were put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus through social distancing.

Italy recorded its smallest daily increase in coronavirus cases almost since the day it imposed severe confinement measures to curb what became one of the worst outbreaks worldwide.

According to the Italian Ministry of Health, 1,739 were confirmed in the 24-hour period ended Monday night. The last time there was such a low increase was on March 10, with 77.

Italy currently has 199,414 confirmed cases. It recorded 333 deaths since Sunday night, bringing the nation’s death toll to 26,977, the highest number in all of Europe.

Some of the containment rules will be partially lifted on May 4, but rules on shops, museums and other businesses will remain in place for at least two more weeks.

Scientific advisers to the government have expressed fears that the contagions will pick up once people return to the streets and congregate. Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that the relaxation of the rules will be gradual, given that there is no vaccine against COVID-19.

British lawmakers called on the government to take urgent action to address domestic violence, whose complaints rose 49% during the weeks of confinement due to the coronavirus.

Investigations estimate that there were at least 16 murders of domestic abuse of women and children between March 23 – when the closure measures were announced – and April 12. It is double the 21-day average in the last decade.

Italy is the first country in the European Union to request financial aid from an 800 million euro fund established by the 27-country bloc to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

Italy has been the EU country most affected by the virus, until Monday with some 26,000 deaths.

Businesses like beauty salons, tattoo parlors, vets and garden stores reopened on Monday in Switzerland.

The government is allowing the gradual reactivation of the economy but with some conditions of social distancing due to the coronavirus. Among other measures, customers must train outside the premises and businesses must regularly clean their equipment and surfaces.

Service providers should wear clear plastic masks and face shields, and wash or disinfect their hands before and after each client.

Schools and a wider range of companies will resume operations on May 11, followed by a broader reopening on June 8.

A mother, her 7-year-old daughter and a friend of the girl’s, were fined for entering a park in Copenhagen closed by police due to the coronavirus.

Majka Munk Michaelsen took the girls to Islands Brygge on Sunday, a popular area of ​​Copenhagen with playgrounds, cafes, gardens and benches. The woman told the press that she was surprised that she had been fined for trespassing, with 2,500 crowns ($ 362).

Authorities in Spain urged parents to be responsible and comply with social distancing rules the day after many families crowded the piers on the first day that children were able to leave after six weeks of confinement.

Fernando Simón, head of the Spanish health emergencies coordination center, said on Monday that in general the rules of maintaining a distance of 2 meters (6.5 feet) with other families and to go outdoors only one were met. once a day, for one hour, and with a maximum of three children at a time.

But he also said that some images of crowds were troubling. “Lack of measure does not mean we can do what we want,” he added, “We still have to make an effort to comply with the measures.”

In most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that disappear in two to three weeks. However, in some people, especially older adults and those with underlying health conditions, it can cause more serious illnesses, including pneumonia, or death.

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