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Trump says coronavirus restrictions could lead to fatalities, cites no evidence

25 March 2020
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2020-03-25 12:55

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that coronavirus restrictions, which have shut down businesses in many places across the country, could themselves lead to suicides or other fatalities.

U.S. PRESIDENT, DONALD TRUMP said “Now, people are going to have to practice all of the social distancing and don't shake hands and wash your hands and all of the things that we're doing now. But we have to get our country back to work. Our country wants to be back at work. That was not a controversial thing I said the other day. Our country wants to go back to work, and and again to cure it. It's like this cure is worse than the problem. Again, people, many people - in my opinion more people - are going to die if we allow this to continue. We have to go back to work. Our people want to go back to work."

The president did not cite evidence to support his assertion.

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