Covid-19 cases increased to nearly 940,000, Americans are still rushing to the beach

Huntington Beach in California is popular with visitors on April 25, after the weather became hot. Photo: Reuters.
Huntington Beach in California is popular with visitors on April 25, after the weather became hot. Photo: Reuters.

In the context that the number of Covid-19 cases is still rising rapidly in the United States, many people have flocked to the beaches as soon as some states have relaxed their social isolation rules.

According to Reuters, the sudden hot weather in California caused many people to flock to the beaches. Meanwhile, hair salons in the states of Georgia and Oklahoma are also allowed to reopen, welcoming a surge in visitors.

Despite warnings from many public health experts that increasing human-to-human contact could make the outbreak of Covid-19 more intense, many parts of the United States have begun taking steps to return to life. normal.

The United States recorded 36,4891 cases of Covid-19 on April 24, a record since the outbreak of the epidemic, bringing the total number of cases in the country to nearly 940,000.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reiterated the warning that reopening the economy was too risky, while Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo also warned gatherers to request reopening. City hall, thinking that this would lengthen the blockade.

“By now, it is selfish to violate the rules of social separation. If people go out and violate the rules, I will definitely delay the time to reopen the economy,” she said. Raimondo said.

Meanwhile, a heat wave has sent thousands of Californians to Newport and Huntington beaches, though a statewide blockade is still in effect. California Governor Gavin Newsom has urged beach goers to keep a social distance.

In New York, as new infections show signs of slowing down, state health officials have focused on conducting extensive testing to find a way behind the blockade.

“Testing is what we have to focus on at the moment,” Cuomo told reporters at the press conference.

Leading American infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci also agreed that testing will be the key to bringing life back to normal, by identifying the carriers, isolating them and tracing them. contact with others.

“Right now, we are performing 1.5 to 2 million tests per week. Perhaps we will double that number when we enter the coming weeks,” said Fauci, head of the Allergy Institute. and National Infectious Diseases for decades, said at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences.