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Trump Extends Federal Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30

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Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30 [cnn.com]:

Trump extends federal social distancing guidelines to April 30

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The 15-day guidelines Trump announced two weeks ago were set to expire on Monday [cnn.com], and the President had suggested over the past week that he was looking to relax them, at least in some parts of the country. He even floated Easter, on April 12, [cnn.com] as a potential date by which the country could return to normal.

But on Sunday he said he'd decided to extend the guidelines -- which include suggested limits on large gatherings -- to April 30, a sign his earlier predictions were overly rosy.

"The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end," the President said Sunday at a White House news conference. He said he would be finalizing a new plan and strategy early this week and announcing the details on Tuesday.

The announcement marked an abrupt turnaround from a week ago when Trump said he was convinced the distancing restrictions were causing irreparable damage to the economy.

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