The director of U.S. health agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned Monday the U.S. is “nearing” the peak of the coronavirus outbreak.

“We are nearing the peak right now,” Dr. Robert Redfield told NBC’s Today show. “You’ll know when you’re at the peak when the next day is actually less than the day before. But clearly the rate, we are stabilizing across the country right now in terms of the state of this outbreak.”

Speaking on reopening after mass shutdowns to stem the spread of the virus, Redfield said any reopening should be done “correctly,” “step by

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