Nearly 500 new cases of coronavirus recorded in Tennessee after opening a small business
Despite the fears of Donald trump that it is too early to re-open businesses in the states, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has all decided to take this step.
Following the opening of restaurants, 478 new infections were detected. To date, this is the sharpest one-day jump in a pandemic.
And although according to the permission, food services was allowed to work at half capacity, crowding people still provoked the spread of the virus.
"We expect businesses to accept the 'pledge,' so we don't have to make a mandate. The pledge allows guidelines for workers and consumers. We feel confident in the community's response," Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, a Republican, said last week at a news conference to announce the steps to begin reopening, reports Newsweek.
Earlier, the president also spoke about the opening of Georgia, considering it too dangerous in the current circumstances.
I (or @VP) never gave Governor Brian Kemp an OK on those few businesses outside of the Guidelines. FAKE NEWS! Spas, beauty salons, tattoo parlors, & barber shops should take a little slower path, but I told the Governor to do what is right for the great people of Georgia (& USA)!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 24, 2020
To date, more than 23 thousand people have been infected with coronavirus in Georgia, according to the latest data after the re-opening of the state, 37 new cases were detected. In Tennessee, the total number of cases almost reached 10 thousand people.