April 28: United States of America saw a surge of over 11,000 cases today and crossed the 1Million mark of active Corona cases in the country.
According to Worldometers website, the number of cases in the USA is listed at 1,022,259 cases with 57,862 deaths which have been up by 1065 in last one day. However, Johns Hopkins University puts the tally at 1,002,498 cases
The US is seeing a steep rise of cases and many of it is due to the fact that the country is not in a complete lockdown. Many US states have refused to put a lockdown. According to the BBC News Report “More US States begin lifting virus lockdown orders“
Georgia, Oklahoma, Alaska and South Carolina have already allowed some businesses to reopen. They and other states have issued plans that call for more rules to be relaxed in the coming week.
Colorado’s Democratic Governor Jared Polis has said kerb-side retail pickup can begin on Monday, with hair salons, barbershop and tattoo parlours allowed to reopen on Friday.
Tennessee will allow restaurants to reopen on Monday, the same day that Mississippi’s mandatory lockdown order expires.
Montana’s governor has allowed churches to reopen starting on Sunday, with social distancing measures still required. Restaurants and schools will be allowed to reopen on 7 May.
Eight states led by Republican governors – Arkansas, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming – never issued mandatory orders to stay at home.
Michigan’s Democratic governor, who has angered protesters with her lockdown orders, told ABC News that it is too early to lift mandatory orders in the state.