WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump has warned Americans to brace for a “very, very painful two weeks” as the White House projected that the coronavirus pandemic could claim 100,000 to 240,000 lives.
At a news briefing in White House, he said, “I want every American to be prepared for the hard days that lie ahead and then hopefully, as the experts are predicting we are going to start seeing some real light at the end of the tunnel.”
Global coronavirus death toll rises to over 47,000
The death toll from Coronavirus around the world has reached to over 47,000 and about 935,581 people recorded with infections.
According to John Hopkins University, the death toll in the US is now over 5,109 and over 215,081 people have been infected.
In Spain, new 849 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours bringing to the total deaths to 9,387.
The death toll from the coronavirus in Italy has climbed to 13,155.
France has recorded 509 new deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 4032.
The coronavirus death toll in the UK rose by 563 in 24 hours bringing the total to 2,352.
Iran’s death toll exceeded 3,000 with 138 new fatalities.