9 May 2020

US states ease lockdown restrictions

In the US, more than 70,000 people have now died of COVID-19, as significant areas of the country continue to see rising case numbers. But with 20 million people made unemployed by this pandemic, America is also experiencing its worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

More than half of states have now started to ease lockdown restrictions, in an effort to boost business. They’re being encouraged by President Trump – despite many states flouting his own guidelines for reopening safely.