The Trump administration issued new guidelines for state and local governments to use when making decisions about "maintaining, increasing or relaxing social distancing and other mitigation measures" for COVID-19.
"The sooner we get back to work...you know every day that we stay out it gets harder to bring it back very quickly, and people don't want to stay out", he stated.
While states and municipalities will still have the authority to set whatever restrictions they deem necessary, the president has made clear that he is anxious to to see USA businesses reopen.
Meanwhile, China has chose to shut its borders to foreign arrivals amid fears of infections increasing again in the country.More news: President Trump signs into law $2 trillion coronavirus bailout
The peacemaking call came weeks after Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo referred to the pandemic as "Chinese virus", several times while discussing the outbreak of coronavirus, which was first detected in Wuhan.
President Trump noted that unemployment numbers were expected to be much worse, but said lockdowns still need to end.
Xi said China was committed to working with the worldwide community to overcome the pandemic.
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In a tweet, Trump termed the phone conversation "very good", while conveying his respect for China's battle against COVID-19 and claiming that the two sides "are working closely together".
"A lot of people misinterpret when I say go back - they're going to be practising as much as you can social distancing, and washing your hands and not shaking hands and all of the things we talked about", he added.
Some provinces, cities and companies in China have provided medical supplies and support to the U.S. as well, Xi added, according to AFP.More news: DTs the Ravens could sign now after pulling Michael Brockers offer