The lockdown in the United States could continue from 10 to 12 weeks and this detail was shared by the US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. This means that the lockdown that is already affecting large segments of the American public could go on until June. 

“I think the president has every expectation this is going to look a lot better four or eight weeks from now,” Mnuchin said via live interview on Fox News Sunday on March 22. He also discussed the timeline of the economic stimulus and hopes the Congress will vote on a new bill on Monday, March 23.

The bill is aimed to minimize the impact of the economy as shops are ordered to close. Together with the actions taken by the Federal Reserve and the government, the bill is to make around $4 trillion available for loans to businesses to save the US economy as the Americans go through this health crisis. 

The New York Times reported that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges people to refrain from gathering. As much as possible they should be limited to just 50 people. This means that weddings, concerts, parades, sports, meetings and other events where people gather will be canceled in the government’s efforts to curb the coronavirus from spreading. 

“Events of any size should only be continued if they can be carried out with adherence to guidelines for protecting vulnerable populations, hand hygiene and social distancing,” part of the recommendation guideline from the CDC reads. “When feasible, organizers could modify events to be virtual.”

In response to the call, New York City Governor Andrew M. Cuomo ordered for the public school system to shut down and the city hall also announced the past weekend that the order for restaurants and bars to close down will also be released this week. Food delivery will still be available but it will be limited. 

At any rate, with the lockdown in place and people are staying indoors, the Americans are adapting a drastic change in their daily lives. It was mentioned that the last time that everything closed down in the city was during World War II and it happened again today due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

coronavirus covid 19 usa A shopper wearing a mask is pictured near a sign advising out-of-stock sanitizer, facial masks and rubbing alcohol at a store following warnings about COVID-19 in Kirkland, Washington on March 5, 2020. - The US reported its first case of the disease in January and its first death on February 29 -- both in the state of Washington in the country's Pacific Northwest. Since then the toll has risen to 11 and the virus has spread to at least 14 states, infecting more than 180 people, according to an AFP tally. On Thursday, Washington state officials announced a jump in cases, from 39 to 70. Ten of the 11 deaths have been reported there, with the other in California. JASON REDMOND/AFP via Getty Images