United States President Donald Trump says 29 U.S. states could soon re-open, some before his May 1 goal.
President Trump is set to speak with all 50 governors on Thursday, to give them new federal guidelines aimed at restarting the economy.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan believes each governor will make his or her own decision about how to follow the guidance.
“We want people to get back to work, but we want to do so in a safe and smart way,” Gov. Hogan said.
White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, Doctor Deborah Birx, warns, people are still spreading the virus unknowingly.
“To all of you that are out there that would like to join together and just have that dinner party for 20, don’t do it yet,” said Dr. Birx.
In the U.S. more than 3 million people have been tested – but New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says that’s not enough to get New Yorkers back to work.
“You’re talking about a state with 19 million people – we cannot do it without federal support,” Gov. Cuomo said.
New York and other states are still tightening restrictions, but calls to return to normal are growing.
Protestors in several states have gathered, calling for an end to stay-at-home orders.