New York welcomes hospital ship as coronavirus accelerates
A hospital ship has arrived in New York as America's coronavirus epicentre prepares for the peak of the pandemic, with emergency restrictions extended amid grim warnings about the death toll.
"It will be good for morale," said Mayor Bill de Blasio.The US now has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world - more than 143 500, according to a running tally by Johns Hopkins University.The illness has claimed more than 2 500 lives in the country and 776 of those deaths have been in New York, America's financial capital and most populous city.
The Big Apple is scheduled to open a temporary emergency hospital in the Javits convention center with 2 900 beds on Monday.Four other sites have also been approved to house patients discharged from hospitals to make way for residents suffering from coronavirus.
Flights run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the body tasked with responding to disasters, have also begun arriving at New York's JFK Airport.'Nightmare' The flights, part of"Project Airbridge," are delivering millions of masks, gowns and thermometers.
Around 50 flights are planned in total, according to the White House.De Blasio said late Sunday the city has enough medical equipment to last a week but needed"several hundred more ventilators very quickly."Trump cancelled his plans to re-open much of the US by Easter on April 12 after his top scientists confronted him with data on the rising coronavirus deaths.
Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, said Sunday that between 100 000 and 200 000 Americans could die from"millions of cases."Trump said the better that Americans obey the emergency guidelines to stay at home"the faster this whole nightmare will end."
"Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won," Trump said, adding he expected the country to"be well on our way to recovery" by June 1.Fauci said he had no trouble convincing Trump to extend the confinement guidelines.
"He looked at the data and he got it right away. It was a pretty clear picture," Fauci told CNN on Monday.Trump, who initially downplayed Covid-19, has regularly oscillated between stressing the seriousness of the outbreak to talking of the need to get people back to work quickly.
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Donald Trump says quarantine 'not necessary' in New York as US death toll crosses 2 000President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he would issue a travel warning for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus, backing off from an earlier suggestion that he might try to cut off the region entirely.
New York welcomes hospital ship as coronavirus acceleratesThe illness has claimed more than 2,500 lives in the country and 776 of those deaths have been in New York, America's financial capital and most populous city.
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