China News Service : November 16th, according to a comprehensive report, according to real-time statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of November 16, Beijing time, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the United States exceeded 11 million. American infectious disease expert Fauci said that the United States needs to implement a national policy to force people to wear masks.
[Fauci: Need to implement a national mandatory mask order]
On the 14th local time, the United States reported more than 150,000 new cases in a single day. This is the 11th consecutive day that the country has reported a daily increase of more than 100,000 cases. Among the 50 states in the United States, 48 states have seen an upward trend in the pandemic, and the number of new cases has increased by 80% compared with two weeks ago. Although the number of deaths in the United States is still lower than the spring level, the number of deaths is also increasing rapidly.
Fauci said on the 15th that the national policy of wearing masks and maintaining safe social distance play a vital role in alleviating the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.
Fauci believes that it is necessary to implement a national policy to force people to wear masks. Otherwise, it is estimated that by March 1, 2021, the number of deaths from Coronavirus in the United States may reach 439,000.
[Strict control measures introduced in many states]
At present, many states in the United States have introduced stricter controls. California, Oregon, and Washington state require arriving passengers to be quarantined.
In Oregon, Democratic Governor Kate Brown ordered a two-week lockdown from the 18th. Many companies will be forced to close office spaces facing the public and allow employees to work from home “maximum”. Brown said those who violate the order will face fines or arrest.
Similarly, in New Mexico, Governor Luan Gleason ordered a two-week “home order” starting on the 16th, and residents can only travel for necessary reasons.
North Dakota has become the 35th state in the United States that requires people to wear masks compulsorily. In addition, all bars and restaurants in the state will close at 10pm. All banquet halls, ballrooms and other venues will be restricted to 25% of the maximum capacity, and winter sports and extracurricular activities in the school will be suspended.