Washington, United States.
The President of the United States, Donald trump, authorized this Friday the churches to reopen their doors “right now”, during this weekend, and threatened with suspending the authority of governors if they don’t allow it, what legally it is not feasible because the decision rests with local and state entities.
At a press conference, Trump announced the designation as “essential places” of the churches, synagogues and mosques, which is why at the federal level they are considered crucial for the US in the context of the pandemic, a category which have also entered hospitals or food factories.
“Some governors have considered that liquor stores or abortion clinics they are essential, but they left out the churches. That is not right, so today I correct that injustice and urge the governors to allow it to open right now, “he said. Trump.
The president threatened to suspend the authority of the governors if they don’t allow it and finished their intervention saying: “USA you need more prayers, not less. “
Trump indicated that soon the government Centers for the Control and Prevention of Diseases (CDC) will provide more information on the recommendations to follow.
Despite the threats from the president, it is the state and county authorities who have the power to decide whether resume or not the economic and social activity of an area.
At the federal level, the CDC limits itself to issuing recommendations, which are then governors apply as they deem appropriate depending on how the pandemic it affects their fellow citizens and the available hospital resources.
Despite the fact that the decision rests with state and local authorities, the president has repeatedly called for “liberation” of those states with stricter measures of confinement, such as Michigangoverned by Democrats and key to the presidential elections of November.
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In March, Trump had the idea that it would be possible to reopen the US for the Sunday Pascual, on April 12, and that he could see “churches full” of people, but then he had to admit that it was not possible because of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
USA remains the world’s largest focus of pandemic with more than 1.5 million cases and at least 95,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University. EFE