Donald Trump Launches Guidelines for the Americans to Tackle Coronavirus
On Monday, Donald Trump released a strict set of guidelines that the Americans must follow to slow the spread of the Chinese virus over the next 15 days. The guidelines require people to restrict their outgoing behaviors and unnecessary socializing in the States.
Trump laid out the said guidelines at a Conference held at the White House on the day when the no. of infected people in the US rose above 4000, and the stock market saw heavy losses.
The recommendations include avoiding gatherings of more than ten people and eating, drinking outside. In the US, officials have already closed down bars, food courts, gyms, and other places in some states.
Donald Trump’s other significant recommendations were to encourage working or schooling from home, maintain hygienic habits, to avoid the commute to other countries, and to travel to different states unnecessarily. The guidelines recommended the governors of the virus hit states to close all the places where social gatherings take place.
The complete list of guidelines as follows:
- Listen and follow the directions of your state and local authorities.
- If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
- If your children are sick, keep them at home. Do not send them to school. Contact your medical provider.
- If someone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus, keep the entire household at home. Do not go to work. Do not go to school. Contact your medical provider.
- If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people.
- If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition that can put you at increased risk (for example, a condition that impairs your lung or heart function or weakens your immune system), stay home and away from other people.
- Even if you are young, or otherwise healthy, you are at risk and your activities can increase the risk for others. It is critical that you do your part to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
- Work or engage in schooling from home whenever possible.
- If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as health care service and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. You and your employers should follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance to protect your health at work.
- Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
- Avoid eating or drinking in bars, restaurants, and food courts — use drive-thru, pick-up or delivery options.
- Avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips and social visits.
- Do not visit nursing homes or retirement or long-term care facilities unless to provide critical assistance.
- Practice good hygiene.
- Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface.
- Avoid touching your face.
- Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.