WASHINGTON, DC –
As we await the beginning of coronavirus aid, much of the world continues to shut down. Thursday (March 19) brought new travel restrictions and closures.
Latest reports indicate that the U.S has officially hit 11,000 cases. Sadly, the virus has claimed the lives of nearly 170 people. Experts predict that this new norm could plague our country for the next few months. Although it may be tough to see now, I actually commend our society for tying loose ends and focusing on beating this.
Yes, there will be people who don’t care about the risks of the virus. However, majority of people have banned together in this rough time.
The U.S State Department issued harsh warnings to American citizens about traveling abroad. They’ve issued a World-Wide Level 4 “Do Not Travel” advisory. “The Department of State advises US citizens to avoid all international travel due to the global impact of COVID-19,” the advisory said. “In countries where commercial departure options remain available, US citizens who live in the United States should arrange for immediate return to the United States, unless they are prepared to remain abroad for an indefinite period.”
Like I mentioned before, we’ve got a few people who don’t care about the restrictions. In fact, they took their time away from work to head to the beach. As a result, beaches in Florida have begun shutting down their beaches. Earlier Thursday, WEARTV reported that several Florida beaches have been shut down due to coronavirus. In case you’re wondering, yes that includes Miami.
McConnell introduces $1 Trillion Relief Plan
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has introduced his $1 Trillion relief plan. It includes “recovery rebates” that can award citizens $1,200. Also, possibly awards $2,400 to couples who make under a certain household income.
The plan also gives some relief to small businesses to help keep them alive through these times. Officials suggest that this is just the early bid for the bill. It was crafted by republicans and members of Donald Trump’s staff.
You can expect that democrats will have some input on the bill as well. Great step in the right direction though.