#Coronavirus: Americans Still Going Out and Gathering in Large Groups
The world is battling an outbreak of a new virus called coronavirus which started in the city of Wuhan, China, and has been spreading since. The virus has claimed more than 7,000 lives and infected more than 150,000 people around the world. The World Health Organization declared a global pandemic on March 11. As the people in San Francisco shelter in place and New York City warned to prepare for a similar measure. Some 40 people met in New Mexico for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. On Wednesday that is (18th March 2020) amid White House pleas to avoid groups as the country battles coronavirus.
The officials telling the Americans that they must practice social distancing. Avoid groups of more than 10 people to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But in many places, especially outside large centers, people are defying the message. The urgency has been slow to become clear they do not believe in the steps, or their livelihoods depend on ignoring the guidance.
Large crowds of people were still swimming and sunning themselves on Florida beaches over the weekend. Scores of people were at Walt Disney World before it closed on Sunday. With coronavirus cases now reported in all U.S. states. Donald Trump said on Wednesday, “He believed the message to try and stay home was getting through”. Along with avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people. The White House guidance also asks people to avoid discretionary travel, shopping trips, and social visits.
As the New York Governor “Andrew Cuomo” announced a state ban on most large public gatherings of over 500 people. New York works to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The move will see the entirety of Broadway and most of New York City’s concert venues shut down. As well as many other businesses, including. Meeting spaces, museums, sports games, and other locations.