The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday prescribed that no gatherings with 50 individuals or more occur for the next two months to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The organization said these gatherings incorporate conferences, festivals, parades, shows, sporting events, weddings and different kinds of assemblies.
“Large events and mass gatherings can contribute to the spread of COVID-19 in the United States via travelers who attend these events and introduce the virus to new communities,” the CDC said in its new guidelines.
The CDC suggested organizers “cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 50 people or more throughout the United States.” The proposal doesn’t have any significant apply to certain associations like schools or businesses.
The new guidance underscores exactly how much life in the United States will change as the nation keeps on battling the outbreak, and as authorities across the nation order more schools, bars and restaurants to close.
“For a while, life is not going to be the way it used to be in the United States,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday morning. “We have to just accept that if we want to do what’s best for the American public.”
There are at least 3,482 coronavirus cases in 49 states, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Washington DC, as per government offices and the CDC. At least 65 individuals have passed on. West Virginia remains the only state with no affirmed cases.
The US can anticipate more cases and deaths, Fauci said at a White House briefing Saturday, telling journalists: “We have not yet reached our peak.”
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