WASHINGTON, March 29 (KUNA) -- US President Donald Trump announced Sunday that he is extending the social distancing guidelines to April 30th amid the coronavirus outbreak across the nation.
Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said that the "peak" in coronavirus deaths is "likely to hit in two weeks."
"Therefore, during this period it's important that everyone strongly follows the guidelines," he added.
He continued "we will be extending our guidelines to April 30 to slow the spread."
He noted that he expects by June 1st "we'll be well on our way to recovery," affirming "a lot of great things will be happening."
"Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won," Trump remarked. "That would be the greatest loss of all."
There are over 136,799 coronavirus cases across the US and about 2,397 deaths, according to a CNN tally. (end)