Trump warns US of ‘very painful’ 2 weeks ahead

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Trump warns US of ‘very painful’ 2 weeks ahead

US President Donald Trump had advised Americans to follow strict social distancing measures ahead of a “tough two weeks” that could see at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus in the United States.

“It’s absolutely critical for the American people to follow the guidelines for the next 30 days. It’s a matter of life and death,” Trump said during a news conference at the White House.

Trump said the next two weeks would be “very, very painful.”

“We want Americans to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead,” Trump said, predicting light at the end of the tunnel after that.

There have been at least 770 new coronavirus deaths reported in the US.

This is the most reported deaths in the United States in a single day since the coronavirus outbreak.

There have been a total of 3,774 deaths reported in the US since the outbreak.