President Donald Trump said it was his decision when to reopen the US economy after the effects of the coronavirus wear out.
He mentioned that it was not up to state governors but this notion was negated by legal experts and governors, who have decided to go it their own way.
In the month of March Trump took it upon himself to extent the federal ‘stay at home’ guidelines through April and he made it clear he wanted the economy to reopen as soon as possible after the coronavirus outbreak dies down a bit.
The president added that US health experts will be consulted in order for a decision to be made that is of sound judgment.
“It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Analysts of the legal justice system have come forth saying the president does not have the power to order citizens back to their places of employment, or cities to reopen government buildings, transportation or local businesses.
Federal health officials have issued anti-coronavirus guidelines including social distancing and wearing face coverings, Washington has not issued nationwide recommendations on school closings or shuttering public services and businesses, leaving individual states to make those determinations.
A number of states have extended their stay-at-home and social distancing orders beyond May 1, with Virginia’s governor targeting June 10.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, whose state has been hardest hit by the new coronavirus, said he would coordinate his response with governors of neighboring states.
“So, we’ll listen to the experts, we’ll follow the data but remember this is a delicate balance,” he told reporters.
The united states is currently leading in the number of deaths and coronavirus cases in the world. It has 614,246 cases in total, 26,064 deaths and 38,820 recoveries, 549,362 active cases as of now.