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Mnuchin: US coronavirus lockdown to last up to 12 weeks
The lockdown that has seen 80 million Americans ordered to stay at home amid the coronavirus pandemic is likely to last 10 to 12 weeks, or until early June, US treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday.

Americans are adapting to the biggest change in daily life since World War Two with schools closed, sports cancelled and economic upheaval as job losses mount with the shuttering of businesses across many industries.

Hospitals are scrambling for protective equipment for healthcare workers and ventilators as they brace for a wave of patients who will need help breathing. US cases climbed to over 25,000 on Sunday morning and at least 325 people have died, with about half the cases in New York state.

Nearly one in four Americans are currently under orders to close up shop and stay home as New York, California, Illinois, Connecticut and New Jersey instituted statewide lockdowns. 
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