America set to wind down Covid-19 task force
This comes despite an apparent growing rate of infection and a death toll of over 72,000 in the United States.
Donald Trump has announced that the US is set to wind down its Covid-19 task force.
Speaking in Arizona on Tuesday, the US President discussed his plans for continuing to deal with the deadly virus.
He said: "Mike Pence and the task force have done a great job. But we're now looking at a little bit of a different form and that form is safety and opening and we'll have a different group probably set up for that."
Trump made the comments visiting a factory that is producing medical masks. Many were quick to point out that Trump himself did not wear a mask during his visit.
The US coronavirus death toll climbed by 2,333 yesterday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
More than 72,000 people in the United States have died from Covid-19, the highest death toll of any one country in the world.
When asked whether lifting restrictions could lead to a second wave of the virus, Trump admitted that this could be a possibility.
However, he has also taken to Twitter to voice his excitement at the prospect of America beginning to reopen.
Exciting to see our Country starting to open up again! https://t.co/My5yPSZdS3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020