Trump: Avoid gathering with more than 10 to blunt virus’ spread


WASHINGTON (WNCN) – President Donald Trump said his task force has come up with new guidelines for American’s to follow over the next 15 days to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Trump said everyone should avoid social gatherings of 10 or more people. Citizens should also avoid eating and drinking at bars, restaurants, and food courts.

“Whatever it takes, we’re doing,” Trump said.

The recommendations were released as part of a campaign the White House is calling “15 days to slow the spread.”

There is no national order at this time requiring Americans to stay home.

When asked how long these changes could last – he said he has been told July or August.

“I’ve spoken with my son, he said ‘How bad is this?'” Trump said. “I said, ‘It’s bad. It’s bad.'”

Trump said the media has been “very fair” with its coverage of the virus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the guidelines are very thought out and asked people in the U.S. to follow them.

CBS 17 will update this story as it develops.

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