US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that the highest mortality rate in the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic is expected to occur in two weeks.
Trump also said during a White House briefing that he would extend the government's "social distancing" guidelines until April 30.
"The modeling estimates that the peak mortality rate is expected to be reached in two weeks," said the president.
"So we're going to extend our policies until April 30 to slow the spread," he said.
Trump also said he expected the country to be "on the best way to recover" by June 1 – and to drop its previous Easter goal.
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