The US government is battling with the idea of lifting restrictions placed on businesses and residents due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Last weekend, several groups of protestors took to statehouses and demanded the authorities open up the country again. Egged on by President Donald Trump, the protestors accused the government and health officials to restrict their liberty and freedom.
As a result, the state of Minnesota has eased restrictions and reopened its vast offering of outdoor recreation business.
According to the list compiled by USA Today, many other states are also expected to ‘shut down the shutdown’ before May 1. This includes Ohio, North Dakota, Colorado, Idaho, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Amongst these states, only North Dakota and Idaho are least affected by the coronavirus with 644 and 1,766 cases respectively. However, other states that are soon reopening are still seeing a number of COVID-19 diagnoses each day with Georgia reaching more than 20,000 confirmed cases, Ohio 13,725, Colorado 10,460, and Tennessee with 7,394 patients.
States that have seen the worst hit from the coronavirus inducing Texas, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania are also making adjustments to its lockdown policy. Texas with over 21,035 diagnoses has reopened its state parks.
Vermont is also planning to reopen its farmers market by next week. The Green Mountain State has recorded 823 cases of the coronavirus and 40 deaths.