The U.S. surgeon general said on Friday that “most of the country” will not open up by May 1, as the coronavirus cases and deaths continue to climb.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams said that parts of the country may resume normal life by May 1, but most of the U.S. would continue to follow coronavirus lockdown guidelines.

“We know that the more we participate in social distancing, the flatter the curve is and the quicker we can get to the other side,” Adams said in an interview with Fox News.

President Donald Trump had originally hoped to reopen

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