(thepatriotsource.com)- In a Monday press conference, President Donald Trump reassured the American public that his administration is not considering a nationwide quarantine.
“At this point, not nationwide,” the president said while accepting that there are some specific regions across the country that are shutting down and others that are unaffected.
In the White House briefing room press conference, the president discussed the ongoing efforts to tackle the virus and answered questions about quarantining.
“We may look at certain areas, certain hotspots., as they call them,” he said. “We’ll be looking at that. At this moment, no, we’re not.”
The president also took the opportunity to thank the American citizens who are doing their part to stop the spread of the virus and willingly isolating and practicing “social distancing.”
“People are self-containing to a large extent,” he said. “We look forward to the day when we can get back to normal.”
While Americans take responsible measures to self-isolate, the president also urged people not to purchase more than they need at the supermarkets. Tweeting on Monday, the president said he had spoken to the “great American Grocers and Supply Chain Executives” who assured him that they had the infrastructure to satisfy both supply and demand in the United States.
Yesterday I spoke with the great American Grocers and Supply Chain Executives. We are confident that supply will continue to meet demand nationwide. These beacons of our community will remain open for you, no matter what. We are working hard to remove any barriers to that effort!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2020
While the president is not considering a nationwide quarantine, some cities are taking drastic measures to curb the spread of the virus. One such city is Los Angeles, whose mayor recently announced that all bars, restaurants, theaters, and gyms would all be closed for the next two weeks.
These are the emergency steps we are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 & protect people across LA, effective at midnight tonight. This isn’t easy & I don’t make this decision lightly. We will do everything we can to help businesses & workers impacted during this time. pic.twitter.com/FAAOcRBDn7
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA)