Top US disease doctor says no further lockdown needed for COVID-19

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, talks about the coronavirus, as President Donald Trump listens, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, on Friday, April 17, 2020, in Washington. (File photo: AP)

No further US lockdowns are needed to get the coronavirus outbreak under control, a senior scientist and member of the White House COVID-19 task force said Thursday.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director if the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told AFP that he does not think “we're going to be talking about going back to lockdown.”

Fauci added: “I think we're going to be talking about trying to better control those areas of the country that seem to be having a surge of cases.”

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