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As India Imposes 21-Day Lockdown, Trump Calls for U.S. to Be Open ‘by Easter’

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The
Tokyo Olympics have been postponed. New York, now the center of the
outbreak in America, braces for a flood of patients.

Trump
expressed outrage at having to ‘close the country’ to curb the
spread of the virus.

India’s
prime minister decreed a 21-day lockdown for the country of 1.3
billion.

New
York’s case count is doubling every three days, the governor says.

The
playwright Terrence McNally dies of complications from the
coronavirus.

Stopping
New York’s outbreak may prove especially complicated.

Democrats
near a deal with the White House on the stimulus package.

A
wartime act will be invoked to produce test kits.

Trump
expressed outrage at having to ‘close the country’ to curb the
spread of the virus.

Even
as nations from Britain to India declare nationwide economic
lockdowns, President Trump said he “would love to have the country
opened up, and just raring to go, by Easter,” less than three weeks
away, a goal that top health professionals have called far too quick.
“I think it’s possible, why not?” he said with a shrug.
Participating in a town hall hosted by Fox News on Tuesday, he
expressed outrage about having to “close the country” to curb the
spread of the coronavirus and indicated that his guidelines on
business shutdowns and social distancing would soon be lifted.

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