Americans respond to Trump’s call to “free” states from strict governor-imposed bans on coronaviruses

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The Americans took part in mass protests after President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “liberate” states from the strict governor-imposed bans on coronaviruses.

Protesters gathered in the streets waving huge American flags and called for the reopening of the country despite the pandemic that ravaged the country.

Thousands of people have rushed to the Florida coast after Governor Ron DeSantis has given municipalities the green light to reopen beaches and parks if they deem it safe.

This comes after Trump revealed his roadmap for gradually reopening the crippled economy, even though America is the country most affected by Covid-19.

The president also consulted Twitter with the kind of rhetoric that some of his supporters used to demand the lifting of the restrictions.

In a rapid fire storm of three tweets, he posted: ‘LIBERATE MINNESOTA!’ “RELEASE THE MICHIGAN! “RELEASED VIRGINIA”.

Thousands of people have rushed to the Florida shoreline (photo, Jacksonville Beach) after Governor Ron DeSantis gave municipalities the green light to reopen beaches and parks if they deemed it safe.

Thousands of people have rushed to the Florida shoreline (photo, Jacksonville Beach) after Governor Ron DeSantis gave municipalities the green light to reopen beaches and parks if they deemed it safe.

People are seen at the beach Friday in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Beaches have reopened but only during limited hours and can only be used for swimming, running, surfing, walking, biking, fishing and pet care

People are seen at the beach Friday in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Beaches have reopened but only during limited hours and can only be used for swimming, running, surfing, walking, biking, fishing and pet care

Despite the country gripped by the terrifying pandemic, the Floridians were quick to return to the sand and the sea in Jacksonville (photo)

Despite the country gripped by the terrifying pandemic, the Floridians were quick to return to the sand and the sea in Jacksonville (photo)

Thousands of Jacksonville residents hit the beaches on Friday as they reopened for the first time in weeks

This aerial photo shows thousands of people lined up on Jacksonville Beach after Trump announced a three-phase plan to lift the lock

Protesters gathered in the streets (photo, Huntington Beach, California) waving huge American flags and called for the reopening of the country despite the pandemic tearing the country apart.

Protesters gathered in the streets (photo, Huntington Beach, California) waving huge American flags and called for the reopening of the country despite the pandemic tearing the country apart.

Protesters ignored orders for social distancing and rushed to the roads to protest state closures

Protesters ignored orders for social distancing and rushed to the roads to protest state closures

Meanwhile, New York (photo, Washington Square Park) is empty as New Yorkers are at the forefront of the battle against the virus.

Meanwhile, New York (photo, Washington Square Park) is empty as New Yorkers are at the forefront of the battle against the virus.

Three vultures linger over the empty city of New York (photo, Hudson River) while the main occupants of the city remain inside

Three vultures linger over the empty city of New York (photo, the Hudson River) while the main occupants of the city remain inside

In a bizarre storm tweet, he posted consecutively: 'LIBERATE MINNESOTA!'

In a bizarre storm tweet, he posted consecutively: ‘LIBERATE MINNESOTA!’ “RELEASE THE MICHIGAN! “LIBERATE VIRGINIA”

He also criticized New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for criticizing the federal government’s response, saying he “should spend more time” doing “and less time” complaining “‘.

Responding to calls from governors for help from Washington to speed up testing for the virus, Trump has placed the burden on them: “States must step up their tests!”

Trump has repeatedly said he wants companies to reopen quickly and said earlier this week that he has complete authority over the issue.

And this despite the blockages and other measures of social distancing imposed by state and local leaders, and not by Washington.

Washington Governor Jay Inslee said Friday that Trump’s comments on the “release” of parts of the country from home stay orders against coronaviruses put millions of Americans at risk of contracting COVID-19.

The Democrat said in a statement that Trump encourages “illegal and dangerous acts,” adding: “His raging rantes and calls for” liberating “states could also lead to violence. We’ve seen it before.

“The president foments internal rebellion and spreads lies even if his own administration says that the virus is real and deadly.”

Hundreds of protesters on Friday challenged social distancing guidelines and gathered outside the official residence of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz in St. Paul to call for an end to statewide coronavirus blocking .

Hundreds of protesters on Friday challenged social distancing guidelines and gathered outside the official residence of Minnesota Governor Tim Walz in St. Paul to call for an end to statewide coronavirus blocking .

Several hundred protesters gathered on Friday outside the official residence of Minnesota governor Tim Walz in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Several hundred protesters gathered on Friday outside the official residence of Minnesota governor Tim Walz in St. Paul, Minnesota.

On Thursday, Trump gave governors a roadmap to recover from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, outlining `` a gradual and deliberate approach '' to restore normal activity to places under rigorous testing and seeing a decrease in COVID-19 cases

On Thursday, Trump gave governors a roadmap to recover from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, outlining “a gradual and deliberate approach” to restore normal activity to places under rigorous testing and seeing a decrease COVID-19 cases

Some protesters were cautious and stayed in their vehicles while others rallied in defiance of orders for social distancing

Some protesters were cautious and stayed in their vehicles while others rallied in defiance of social distancing orders

Some protesters wore masks while others did not, and very few practiced social distancing in Saint-Paul on Friday

Some protesters wore masks while others did not, and very few practiced social distancing in Saint Paul on Friday

One of the protesters displayed a large banner on Friday representing the image of Trump over the American flag in St. Paul.

One of the protesters displayed a large banner on Friday representing the image of Trump over the American flag in St. Paul.

Several protesters remained in their vehicles on Friday and drove to the governor's mansion in Saint-Paul.

Several protesters remained in their vehicles on Friday and drove to the governor’s mansion in Saint-Paul.

Friday, a cut out of cardboard from Donald Trump is placed in front of the official residence of the Governor of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Friday, a cut out of cardboard from Donald Trump is placed in front of the official residence of the Governor of Minnesota in St. Paul.

Protester holds sign saying

One protester holds a sign that says “Be like Sweden” while another calls the coronavirus pandemic “a false crisis”

Friday, protesters are assembled in violation of the rules of social distancing in Saint-Paul

Friday, protesters are assembled in violation of the rules of social distancing in Saint-Paul

Fake skeleton attached to fence as protesters gathered outside Walz's official residence on Friday

Fake skeleton attached to fence as protesters gathered outside Walz’s official residence on Friday

A protester wearing a mask holds two signs that say

Protestor wearing mask holds two signs that say “Stop the stop” and “The models are wrong”

Health officials and medical experts have said that reopening the economy too soon could spur new coronavirus cases

Health officials and medical experts have said that reopening the economy too soon could cause another spike in coronavirus cases

Washington State saw the country’s first confirmed case of coronavirus in January, as well as the first killer group in a Seattle-area nursing home.

More than 11,150 people in Washington State tested positive for the virus and more than 580 died. The virus causes mild to moderate symptoms in most patients, and the vast majority recover.

But it is highly contagious and can be transmitted by those who appear to be in good health and can cause serious illness and death in some patients, especially the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.

In Huntington Beach, California, over 100 protesters challenged state house arrest orders and gathered in downtown to protest the continuing foreclosure.

The demonstration, organized through social media, included people holding “Live Free or Die” signs.

Some of the protesters periodically broke out, chanting “USA! UNITED STATES! ’While motorists who honked their horns in support, The Orange County Register reported.

“Our freedom has been taken from us, people are locked up in their homes,” Nicole Brown, a 50-year-old resident of Costa Mesa, told the registry.

Brown said that while sympathizing with those who fell ill with COVID-19, she believed quarantine should be optional rather than mandated by the state.

Some protesters waved pro-Trump banners while another wore a simulated white medical suit and held a sign calling the coronavirus a “lie.”

In Frankfort, Kentucky, a caravan-style demonstration took place while drivers were driving through the state capital to denounce the residence orders for Governor Andy Beshear’s home.

On Friday, in Saint-Paul, other demonstrators hold up signs saying

Friday in St. Paul, other protesters hold up signs saying “Free humans” and “We want to work”

A sign attached to the fence outside the Minnesota governor's residence reads:

A sign attached to the fence outside the Minnesota governor’s residence reads: “Treat us like free Americans”

Another protester holds a sign that says,

Another protester is holding a sign that says, “My husband has not served 16 years in the military for tyranny!

A protester holds a sign that says:

A protester holds a sign that says, “You have no right to decide what is essential for us! “

“Freedom over fear! Open MN Now, “reads another sign attached to the fence of the governor’s residence in Saint Paul on Friday

Trump banners and an American flag with the Trump likeness overlaid are waved in St. Paul on Friday.

Trump banners and an American flag with the Trump likeness overlaid are waved in St. Paul on Friday.

Other protesters demanded that the governor, a Democrat,

Other protesters demanded that the governor, a Democrat, “leave now” and that he was “not essential”

A panel attached to the fence outside the governor's residence compares Walz to Adolf Hitler

A panel attached to the fence outside the governor’s residence compares Walz to Adolf Hitler

A family is seen above holding several signs in the back of a pickup truck in St. Paul. 'God gave us an immune system for a reason' and 'Our constitutional rights are essential' read the signs

A family is seen above holding several signs in the back of a pickup truck in St. Paul. ‘God gave us an immune system for a reason’ and ‘Our constitutional rights are essential’ read the signs

The demonstrators, whose demonstration of “driving behind the wheel” was in accordance with state-imposed social distancing orders, told WKYT-TV that the governor’s decision to close the business was unconstitutional.

“When they started collecting license plate numbers, it was a step too far,” said Brett Beaderson, one of the protesters.

“And given what’s going on in Michigan and other states, he has to put some pressure on him.”

Beaderson referred to the Beshear order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people during Easter Sunday.

Beshear said state officials would enforce the ban by collecting license plate numbers from local residents who attended religious services in violation of home stay orders.

Dozens of people protesting the Oregon home stay order toured the State Capitol on Friday with horns blowing, and a lawmaker has asked the governor to ease restrictions on medical procedures for non-coronavirus patients.

The demonstration at the Capitol in Salem was one of several demonstrations across the country this week as the Conservatives pushed back virus restrictions designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

State representative Cheri Helt, a moderate Republican from Bend, credited Governor Kate Brown for imposing the stay at home order and social distancing.

But she said in a letter that it was time to “slowly and carefully begin to lift the regulations that have essentially closed access to health care and medical procedures in central Oregon for everything that doesn’t was not related to COVID-19 “.

Helt noted that the order has affected the healthcare industry and patients who have to wait for procedures.

A young girl is seen above cheering and waving small American flags as she looks from the roof of a truck in Saint Paul on Friday

A young girl is seen above cheering and waving little American flags as she looks from the roof of a truck in Saint Paul on Friday

Man wearing red pro-Trump hat attends protest in St. Paul, Minnesota, Friday

Man wearing red pro-Trump hat attends protest in St. Paul, Minnesota, Friday

Jason Lewis, a Republican candidate for the seat of the US Senate in Minnesota, shakes hands with protesters from his RV

Jason Lewis, a Republican candidate for the seat of the US Senate in Minnesota, shakes hands with protesters from his RV

A man drives his car on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul on Friday during the Liberate Minnesota demonstration outside Governor Walz's official residence

A man drives his car on Summit Avenue in Saint Paul on Friday during the “Liberate Minnesota” demonstration outside the official residence of Governor Walz

A woman leans out of the window of her truck to take a selfie with other protesters during the 'Liberate Minnesota' demonstration in St. Paul Friday

A woman leans out of the window of her truck to take a selfie with other protesters during the “Free Minnesota” demonstration in St. Paul Friday

Crowds of protesters applaud as an American flag bearing the President's image is displayed during the demonstration in Saint Paul on Friday

Crowds of protesters cheer as US flag with President’s image is displayed during demonstration in St. Paul on Friday

A woman above drives on a scooter while wearing a helmet designed to resemble the coronavirus on Friday

A woman above drives on a scooter while wearing a helmet designed to resemble the coronavirus on Friday

A supporter of the Democratic Governor confronts protesters who oppose the locking of the coronavirus in Saint Paul on Friday

A supporter of the Democratic Governor confronts protesters who oppose the locking of the coronavirus in Saint Paul on Friday

Another supporter of the governor holds a sign on which is written

Another supporter of the governor holds a sign on which is written “GR8 FULL 4 R Governor” in Saint-Paul Friday

Another protester inside a car pulls out a sign that says 'Don't cancel my golf season' during the demonstration in Saint-Paul on Friday

Another protester inside a car pulls out a sign that says “Don’t cancel my golf season” during the demonstration in Saint Paul on Friday

St. Paul police officer leans against his vehicle during Friday's demonstration in the state capital

St. Paul police officer leans against his vehicle during Friday’s demonstration in the state capital

A protester (on the right) holds a sign which says:

A protester (right) holds a sign that says, “If the ballots don’t release us, the bullets will do it!” »During the demonstration in Saint-Paul on Friday

A protester (right) wears a jacket with an American flag with his back at the demonstration in Saint Paul on Friday

A protester (right) wears a jacket with an American flag with his back at the demonstration in Saint Paul on Friday

About 400 people attended the rally outside the governor's official residence in St. Paul, Minnesota, Friday

About 400 people attended the rally outside the governor’s official residence in St. Paul, Minnesota, Friday

Some hospitals in Oregon have seen their sales decline by up to 60% in one month, recently said Becky Hultberg, CEO of the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.

Meanwhile, the Oregon Health Authority reported six new COVID-19-related deaths on Friday, for a total of 70 in the state.

State officials also reported 49 new cases, bringing the total number of people across the state who tested positive for the disease to 1,785.

Organizers said the Salem rally was aimed at reclaiming their constitutional rights and putting the Oregonians back to work, KEZI-TV reported.

Brown ordered the Oregonians to stay at their homes starting March 23 and banned non-essential gatherings and travel after the crowd descended on state beach towns and hiking trails the previous weekend.

Brown said earlier this week that he would not reopen Oregon’s economy or ease restrictions until she sees a drop in the rate of active virus cases and public health data suggesting that a return to normal is certain.

Also on Friday, Brown signed an executive order to prevent creditors or debt collectors from seizing payments for federal coronavirus aid bills.

“Many Oregonians, without any fault on their part, are struggling to pay their bills, rent, or even buy essentials like groceries and prescription drugs,” Brown said in a statement.

“These recovery checks were intended to provide relief, not to compensate debt collection agencies for attacking Oregonians who lost their livelihoods due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, The Oregonian / OregonLive reported that the coronavirus has so far infected 10 people who live or work in state-funded homes for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

The disease struck one person in 10 separate homes: a children’s home, three adult homes and six group homes for adults, according to data provided by state officials at The Oregonian / OregonLive. .

Les foyers se trouvent dans le sud de l’Oregon, avec un cas chacun dans les comtés de Jackson et Klamath, dans la vallée de Willamette, avec quatre cas dans les comtés de Marion, Lane et Linn, et dans la région de Portland, avec quatre foyers infectés dans les comtés de Clackamas, Washington et Multnomah. .

Jeudi, le président a détaillé un ensemble de lignes directrices en trois étapes pour assouplir les restrictions sur une période de plusieurs semaines dans des endroits où les tests sont robustes et qui voient une diminution des cas de COVID-19, assurant aux gouverneurs du pays: «  Vous allez appelez vos propres coups.

Vendredi, les gouverneurs des deux partis ont laissé entendre qu’ils seraient prudents pour revenir à la normale, certains d’entre eux avertissant qu’ils ne pourraient pas le faire sans l’aide de Washington pour étendre les tests.

Le gouverneur du Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, démocrate qui a critiqué la réponse du gouvernement à la crise, a reconnu que les gens étaient «  très inquiets  » de leurs moyens de subsistance et inquiets de payer le loyer lorsqu’ils étaient sans travail.

« Mais la dernière chose que je veux faire, c’est d’avoir une deuxième vague ici, alors nous devons être vraiment intelligents », a-t-elle déclaré.

Un homme vêtu de vêtements de style colonial agite un drapeau en l'air et souffle un airhorn à l'arrière d'un camion

Un homme vêtu de vêtements de style colonial agite un drapeau en l’air et souffle un airhorn à l’arrière d’un camion

Un homme portant un t-shirt avec un message sur les droits des armes à feu est titulaire d'un drapeau américain lors de la manifestation à Saint-Paul vendredi

Un homme portant un t-shirt avec un message sur les droits des armes à feu est titulaire d’un drapeau américain lors de la manifestation à Saint-Paul vendredi

Les manifestants à l'extérieur de l'Oregon State Capitol à Salem, Oregon, conduisent vendredi

Les manifestants à l’extérieur de l’Oregon State Capitol à Salem, Oregon, conduisent vendredi

Vendredi, plusieurs manifestants ont brandi des drapeaux américains et brandi des bannières en faveur de Trump lors de la manifestation à Salem.

Vendredi, plusieurs manifestants ont brandi des drapeaux américains et brandi des bannières en faveur de Trump lors de la manifestation à Salem.

Ces manifestants sont vus à l'extérieur du State Capitol à Salem, Oregon, vendredi lors d'une manifestation

Ces manifestants sont vus à l’extérieur du State Capitol à Salem, Oregon, vendredi lors d’une manifestation

Le gouverneur Kate Brown, démocrate, est sous pression pour lever les restrictions visant à freiner la propagation du coronavirus

Le gouverneur Kate Brown, démocrate, est sous pression pour lever les restrictions visant à freiner la propagation du coronavirus

Vendredi, à Orlando, des manifestants brandissent des pancartes indiquant «Re-Open Florida» et «Everyone's Essential»

Vendredi, à Orlando, des manifestants brandissent des pancartes indiquant «Re-Open Florida» et «Everyone’s Essential»

Les manifestations à Orlando ont été condamnées par les dirigeants locaux qui ont accusé la foule de se mettre en danger et de mettre en danger les autres pendant une pandémie

Les manifestations à Orlando ont été condamnées par les dirigeants locaux qui ont accusé la foule de se mettre en danger et de mettre en danger les autres pendant une pandémie

Plusieurs manifestants brandissent des drapeaux et des banderoles américaines en soutien au président Trump lors d'une manifestation à Orlando vendredi

Plusieurs manifestants brandissent des drapeaux et des banderoles américaines en soutien au président Trump lors d’une manifestation à Orlando vendredi

Vendredi, un camion soutenant des manifestants exigeant la reprise des entreprises et du gouvernement de la Floride lors d'un rassemblement dans le centre-ville d'Orlando

Vendredi, un camion soutenant des manifestants exigeant la reprise des entreprises et du gouvernement de la Floride lors d’un rassemblement dans le centre-ville d’Orlando

Les petits groupes gouvernementaux, les partisans du président Donald Trump, les défenseurs des vaccins, les partisans des droits des armes à feu et les partisans des causes de droite se sont unis derrière une profonde suspicion des efforts visant à fermer la vie quotidienne pour ralentir la propagation du coronavirus. Vendredi, des manifestants sont vus au-dessus du centre-ville d'Orlando

Les petits groupes gouvernementaux, les partisans du président Donald Trump, les défenseurs des vaccins, les partisans des droits des armes à feu et les partisans des causes de droite se sont unis derrière une profonde suspicion des efforts visant à fermer la vie quotidienne pour ralentir la propagation du coronavirus. Vendredi, des manifestants sont vus au-dessus du centre-ville d’Orlando

Le gouverneur de Virginie-Occidentale, Jim Justice, un allié républicain de Trump, a approuvé le plan de la Maison Blanche mais a clairement indiqué qu’il écouterait les experts médicaux pour décider de la marche à suivre.

Il a déclaré que davantage de tests sont nécessaires avant que toute restriction puisse être annulée.

« Je ne vais pas faire quelque chose que je ressens dans mon cœur comme une mauvaise chose qui va mettre notre peuple en danger », a-t-il déclaré.

D’autres États ont pris quelques-unes des premières et petites étapes du pays vers le relâchement des restrictions.

En Floride, le gouverneur du GOP, Ron DeSantis, a donné son feu vert aux municipalités pour qu’elles rouvrent les plages et les parcs si elles peuvent le faire en toute sécurité.

Au Texas, le gouverneur républicain Greg Abbott a déclaré que les magasins pouvaient commencer à vendre en bordure de rue, que les chirurgies non essentielles pouvaient reprendre et que les parcs d’État pouvaient rouvrir.

Cuomo, dont l’état est le point chaud le plus meurtrier de la nation et voit toujours plus de 600 morts par jour, a accusé le gouvernement de « passer la balle sans dépenser les dollars ».

«Le gouvernement fédéral ne peut pas s’essuyer les mains et dire:« Oh, les États sont responsables des tests ».

‘Nous ne pouvons pas le faire. Nous ne pouvons pas le faire sans l’aide fédérale », a-t-il déclaré.

Even in predominantly rural states with small populations, such as Wyoming, Maine, and South Dakota, the governors said they were not eager to get back to business quickly as usual.

Vendredi, à Orlando, un manifestant tient une pancarte indiquant «Pratiquer l'éloignement des médias»

Vendredi, à Orlando, un manifestant tient une pancarte indiquant «Pratiquer l’éloignement des médias»

Une femme porte un bandana sur le thème du drapeau américain lors d'une manifestation à Orlando, en Floride, vendredi

A woman wears an American flag-themed bandanna during a protest in Orlando, Florida, on Friday

A group of about 100 protesters gathered in downtown Huntington Beach, California, on Friday to protest the state's stay-at-home orders

A group of about 100 protesters gathered in downtown Huntington Beach, California, on Friday to protest the state’s stay-at-home orders

The protest was organized through social media and included people waving Trump banners on Friday

The protest was organized through social media and included people waving Trump banners on Friday

One of the protesters holds a sign which reads 'Liberate Huntington Beach!' on Friday

One of the protesters holds a sign which reads ‘Liberate Huntington Beach!’ on Friday

Several motorists who were driving by the protest honked in support while police officers were on the scene

Several motorists who were driving by the protest honked in support while police officers were on the scene

A caravan-style protest was staged outside the state capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Friday

A caravan-style protest was staged outside the state capitol in Frankfort, Kentucky, on Friday

‘Until we’ve got the testing up to speed – which has got to be part of the federal government stepping in and helping – we’re just not going to be there,’ said Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon, a Republican.

Worldwide, the outbreak has infected nearly 2.2 million people and killed over 145,000, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally based on figures supplied by government health authorities around the globe, though it has becoming increasingly clear that the true numbers are much higher.

The official death toll in the US neared 34,000, with more than 670,000 confirmed infections.

The closings have caused serious damage to economies around the world. In the US, the crisis has cost at least 22 millions Americans their jobs, pushing the unemployment rate toward levels not seen since the Great Depression.

Many Americans, especially in rural areas and other parts of the country who have not experienced major outbreaks, have urged governors to reopen their economies.

Des manifestants sont descendus dans les rues de l’Ohio, du Texas, de la Caroline du Nord, du Kentucky, de la Virginie et du Michigan, où plus de 3000 se sont rendus mercredi lors de ce qui ressemblait à l’un des rassemblements du président, avec des chapeaux MAGA et des drapeaux Trump.

Protests continued Friday, including one outside the home of Governor Tim Walz of Minnesota and another in Idaho, where the governor is a Republican.

Grassroots Trump supporters organized the protest under the theme ‘Liberate Minnesota.’

Motorists circled the capitol and denounced the state's Democratic governor, Andy Beshear. One anti-abortion protester drove by with a sign attached to their vehicle in Frankfort on Friday

Motorists circled the capitol and denounced the state’s Democratic governor, Andy Beshear. One anti-abortion protester drove by with a sign attached to their vehicle in Frankfort on Friday

'Let us work,' one sign displayed from inside a vehicle in Frankfort read on Friday

‘Let us work,’ one sign displayed from inside a vehicle in Frankfort read on Friday

A Kentucky state trooper is seen above looking on at the motorcade protest outside the capitol in Frankfort on Friday

A Kentucky state trooper is seen above looking on at the motorcade protest outside the capitol in Frankfort on Friday

Another motorist who took part in the protest attached a sign to their vehicle which read 'It's about liberty' in Frankfort on Friday

Another motorist who took part in the protest attached a sign to their vehicle which read ‘It’s about liberty’ in Frankfort on Friday

Another motorist demanded that the governor 'open Kentucky back up!' in Frankfort on Friday

Another motorist demanded that the governor ‘open Kentucky back up!’ in Frankfort on Friday

It was one of several taking place across the country this week as conservatives push back against restrictions imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19.

At least 400 people gathered outside the mansion on Summit Avenue to demand relief. Many wore pro-Trump gear.

Very few practiced social distancing or wore masks. Dozens carried American flags or signs bearing messages such as ‘Reopen MN.’

Others drove past in vehicles bearing signs against the restrictions.

Republican US Senate candidate Jason Lewis, who has made reopening businesses a focus of his campaign to unseat Democratic Senator Tina Smith, expressed support for the protesters as he made several passes past the mansion in his campaign RV.

Trump tweeted ‘LIBERATE MINNESOTA!’ along with similar tweets for Michigan and Virginia, one day after he gave governors a road map for recovering from the economic pain of the public health crisis.

The guidelines make clear that a return to normalcy will take far longer than Trump initially envisioned, and let governors call the shots.

Walz didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on the protest and tweets.

He recently extended the state’s stay-at-home order to May 4.

He has said the state needs to significantly expand its testing capacity before it can begin relaxing restrictions, despite increasing pressure from Republicans to move quickly.

The number of people infected with the coronavirus has climbed by 159 to 2,071, while 17 new fatalities have raised the state’s death toll to 111, the Minnesota Department of Health reported.

The governor announced strict stay-at-home measures and enforcement policies throughout the state due to the coronavirus pandemic

The governor announced strict stay-at-home measures and enforcement policies throughout the state due to the coronavirus pandemic

Another motorist holds up a sign which read 'Let us work!' while driving around the capitol in Frankfort on Friday

Another motorist holds up a sign which read ‘Let us work!’ while driving around the capitol in Frankfort on Friday

As of Friday, 223 patients were hospitalized – 10 more than Thursday – and 106 of them were in intensive care, an increase of three.

Mais 1 066 patients se sont rétablis et n’ont plus besoin d’isolement.

Trump’s tweet got a ‘thank you’ tweet from Lewis, as he kicked off a ‘Re-Open Minnesota for Business’ tour of the state Friday.

The former congressman and talk radio host says he wants the economy to reopen while protecting the vulnerable.He plans to visit small business owners at their shuttered locations across the state in the coming weeks.

Walz loosened some restrictions Friday by signing an executive order that allows residents to golf, boat, fish, hunt and hike as long as they follow new outdoor recreation guidelines: maintain six feet of social distancing; avoid crowded areas; and stay close to home.

Les entreprises qui pourraient rouvrir à partir de samedi comprennent des terrains de golf, des magasins d’appâts, des marinas et des champs de tir en plein air.

Les terrains de camping, les magasins de détail et de location d’équipement de loisirs, les bateaux nolisés et la pêche guidée demeurent fermés.

Public health experts have warned that a softening of arrests should be accompanied by broader testing and research of those infected to prevent the virus from returning with revenge.

L’affrontement entre Trump et Cuomo était personnel, le président se plaignant que le gouverneur n’a pas dit merci pour l’aide qu’il a reçue de Washington.

Cuomo countered by saying: ‘I don’t know what I’m supposed to do, send a bouquet of flowers? « Thank you to the federal government for participating in a federal emergency ».’

Pendant ce temps, la Chine, confirmant des soupçons de longue date, a reconnu que le nombre de décès dus aux coronavirus dans l’épicentre de Wuhan était près de 50% plus élevé que celui annoncé, soit plus de 4 600.

En Italie, en Espagne, en Grande-Bretagne, aux États-Unis et ailleurs, des doutes similaires sont apparus lorsque les gouvernements ont révisé leur nombre de morts ou ont ouvertement remis en question leur exactitude.

Authorities said that almost everywhere, thousands have died with COVID-19 symptoms – many in nursing homes – without being tested for the virus, and have thus gone uncounted.

‘We are probably only seeing the tip of the iceberg,’ said Barcelona University epidemiologist Antoni Trilla, who heads the Spanish government’s expert panel on the crisis.

In Italy, for example, where the official toll has climbed past 22,000, a government survey released Friday of about one-third of the country’s nursing homes found more than 6,000 residents have died since February 1.

It was unclear how many were a result of COVID-19.

In Britain, with an official count of about 14,600 dead, the country´s statistics agency said the actual number could be around 15 per cent higher.

D’autres pensent que ce sera beaucoup plus.

Le bilan officiel des décès à New York a augmenté de plus de la moitié plus tôt cette semaine lorsque les autorités sanitaires ont commencé à inclure des personnes qui avaient probablement le COVID-19 mais qui sont décédées sans avoir été testées.

Nearly 3,800 deaths were added to the city´s count.

‘There is a general feeling that the epidemiologists don’t have a clue of what’s going on, that experts know even less and that governments are concealing information, but I don’t think that’s true,’ said Hermelinda Vanaclocha, an epidemiologist on Spain’s top virus advisory panel.

‘It’s simply not easy.’

De tels chiffres peuvent avoir une énorme influence sur les actions des gouvernements, car le personnel médical a du mal à comprendre comment faire face aux flambées de personnes malades et les responsables prennent des décisions cruciales sur où consacrer des ressources et comment commencer à assouplir les blocages pour relancer leurs économies.

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