Avoid Grocery Stores as Coronavirus Apex Approaches, Says Task Force Head

April 6, 2020

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On Saturday, the White House coronavirus response coordinator recommended against going to the grocery store or the pharmacy as the apex of the pandemic approaches, according to The New York Post. “This is the moment to not be going to the grocery store, not going to the pharmacy, but doing everything you can to keep your family and your friends safe,” said White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx. President Trump also warned that the next week or two would be the "toughest" in the ongoing crisis. “There will be a lot of death, unfortunately…there will be death,” he said. As of Sunday night, there were 336,776 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and 9,655 deaths nationwide.