The President of the United States, Donald Trump, said on Friday (13) that he can revise the flight restrictions previously imposed by him, to contain the spread of the coronavirus. According to him, this will depend on the development of cases of the disease that arise. The leader, who declared a national emergency, emphasized the importance, at this time, of limiting damage to slow the spread of the virus, and commented at another time on the "harsh situation" in which Italy is, informing that the United States maintains contact with several countries. affected by the disease.
The American leader said that "short-term sacrifices will produce long-term gains" in the fight against the disease. According to him, the next eight weeks will be crucial for this response to the coronavirus, and said that the situation "could get worse". He said the country is prepared, citing, for example, that "a large number" of respirators have been ordered, in case it is necessary to use them. He also commented that non-urgent medical appointments should be suspended at various institutions.
Trump said in the White House that there may still be an agreement with the Democratic Party on a bill with measures to address the situation. But he criticized the opposition, claiming that Democrats have not done what they could to advance the issue. At another time, he said that the federal government can help the cruise industry and airlines, if they request it.