Trump extends voluntary national shutdown, braces US for big death toll

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is bracing the United States for a grim death toll from the coronavirus pandemic.

On Sunday he extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month.

This, after public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.

It was a stark shift in tone by the president. Only days ago he talked about the country reopening in a few weeks.

From the Rose Garden on Sunday, he said his Easter revival hopes had only been “aspirational.”

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