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U.S. Surgeon General compares upcoming 'grim period' to 9/11, Pearl Harbor Updated: 2020-04-06 10:04:34 KST

The U.S. is bracing for the worst period of the coronavirus outbreak.
Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said the coming week is going to be the "hardest and the saddest" in "most Americans' lives".
He also said the predicted death toll in the coming weeks could be a "Pearl Harbor moment" and a "9/11 moment", only it's going to be happening all over the country.
U.S. President Donald Trump also warned that COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. will rise over the next one to two weeks.
Speaking to reporters at the White House over the weekend, he said America's "toughest week" of the outbreak is coming up, and warned there'll be lot of deaths, possibly on the same level as the two world wars.
Meanwhile, Japan is also seeing its number of infections soar.
The daily confirmed cases in Japan exceeded 3 hundred for three straight days.
The total number of infections there now stands at over 4-and-a-half-thousand with the death toll topping one hundred.
Over in the UK, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was admitted to hospital on Sunday for tests, after suffering from coronavirus symptoms, 10 days after testing positive for the virus.
The news of his hospitalization followed Queen Elizabeth's address to the nation that said better days will return when COVID-19 is defeated.

"Together we are tackling this disease. And I want to reassure you, that if we remain united and resolute, that we will overcome it. // Better days will return."

Meanwhile, some European countries are showing signs of improvement.
One of the hardest-hit countries - Italy reported 525 deaths on Sunday, its lowest number of daily deaths in two weeks.
Spain's death rate is also starting to fall.
The country's daily number of deaths dropped for the third straight day on Sunday, with 674 new deaths.
Kim Jae-hee, Arirang News.
Reporter : jhee@arirang.com
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