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Trump Says He Does Not Believe National Lockdown Will Be Necessary

According to the Washington Examiner:

President Trump said a national lockdown would not be necessary to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Trump updated reporters and officials on Friday on the federal government’s fight to contain the pandemic. The president said that after California and New York implemented strict emergency regulations to slow the spread of the disease, he did not foresee a need for a nation-wide lockdown.

“I don’t think so,” Trump said when asked if he thought a national lockdown would be needed. “Essentially, you’ve done that in California, you’ve done that in New York. Those are two really hot beds. Those are probably the two hottest of them all in terms of hotspots.