Trump Eyes Reopening Economy, Says US is Past Virus Peak

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a daily briefing of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in the Rose Garden at the White House on April 15, 2020. [Getty/Kyodo]

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) — The United States has likely passed the peak in new coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump said Wednesday as he pushes to bring the nation’s shutdown-hit economy back to life.

Trump said he will announce on Thursday new guidelines for “reopening” the country, which has been left largely idled as businesses shutter and many people stay home in an effort to slow the spread of the highly-contagious virus.

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