US extends Covid-19 guidelines until 30 April 2 months ago

US extends Covid-19 guidelines until 30 April

Donald Trump's top scientist also said that coronavirus "may kill 200,000 Americans".

US President Donald Trump has extended emergency Covid-19 restrictions for the United States until 30 April.

The extension comes after Trump had previously said that he wanted the country to go back to work by the middle of next month.

Trump's top scientist Anthony Fauci has since warned that 200,000 Americans could die as a result of the deadly virus.

After seeing the amount of confirmed cases in the US double in the space of two days, Trump said: "The modelling estimates that the peak in death rate is likely to hit in two weeks.

"Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won."

Meanwhile, both Britain and Italy have warned that measures to prevent the spread of the disease would be in place for months to come.

Covid-19 has already killed approximately 34,000 people worldwide, according to numbers being kept by Johns Hopkins University, with the number of confirmed cases now nearing 750,000.

The latest update from the Republic of Ireland on Sunday found that a further 10 people had died in a 24-hour period, and that the country had a total of 200 new cases of coronavirus.

Recent findings from the HSE suggested that Ireland could expect a peak of cases at some point in mid-April.