The United States is undoubtedly the hardest hit by the outbreak, with nearly a quarter of Americans losing their jobs. Unable to withstand huge economic losses, U.S. states have called for the resumption of work and even held demonstrations. But after more than a dozen states began to resume work, the number of confirmed new coronaviruses showed a marked increase.
There are now more than 1.7 million confirmed users and more than 102,000 deaths in the United States, a large proportion of which comes from 17 states that are trying to return to work. According to CNN reported Wednesday, the worst-hit areas include California, New York, Illinois and Texas, each with a surge in confirmed cases, with more than 1,000 new crowns diagnosed each day.
On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order allowing New York businesses to deny entry to anyone who doesn’t wear a mask, which is seen as one of the few tools to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Other states have taken tough measures, such as Houston officials planning for bars and restaurants to limit the number of diners in the room. Virginia has taken a tougher line on masks, requiring residents to wear more masks than they are required to wear on public transportation.