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CCTV Script 20/04/20

⁠— This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on April 20, 2020, Monday.

A joint poll from NBC and WSJ shows that

58% of respondents are more concerned that the U.S. government is moving too quickly to ease restrictions and allow the virus to spread, compared with less than a third (32%) who are more concerned that the government is moving too slowly to ease restrictions and lead to more job losses.

The survey also showed that Americans' confidence in the U.S. economy continues to decline. Only 22% of voters surveyed said the economy is excellent or good, while 76% said it's fair or bad.

At the same time, we note that there are also significant differences between democratic and republican voters on the issues of disease control and economic development.

This difference in concept is also embodied in action. Some democratic states, such as New York and California are still actively dealing with the COVID-19.

In the past weekend, however, part of U.S. states, include Minnesota, New Hampshire and Texas, ignore the guideline of social distancing, breaking out protest, asking for loosing restriction and re-start economy ASAP. Trump's speech on social platform, was also seen as an encouragement to these activities.

Donald Trump

 Well, I think we do have a sobering guidance, but I think some things are too tough. 

But his comments were quickly countered by a number of state governors who said they were not ready to restart the economy.

Charlie Baker

There needs to be more testing infrastructure, more test kits more capacity of test

Gretchen Whitmer

We need some assistance from the federal government when it comes swabs and reagents            

Mike Dewine

One of our problems for our hospitals who are doing the testing is lack of reagents. And this does lie with the FDA.

Chris Sununu

They set the expectations very high, but then they didn't send cartridges to do the test

Laura Kelly

We now i think is put in seven to nine orders to FEMA but not received anything

Andrew Cuomo

This is mayhem, we need a coordinated approach between the federal government and the states.

Trump himself is facing some trust challenges during the outbreak, according to the latest poll,

Sixty-five percent of respondents said Trump did not pay enough attention to the epidemic in its early stages. At this stage, only 36% of voters overall trust trump on the COVID-10 issue. By contrast,66% of voters trust their governors more. Anthony Fauci, director of the national institute of allergy and infectious diseases, has 60% votes.  

In this crucial period of an election year, how to solve various conflicts in epidemic control and economic development to win trust, is also a challenge faced by Trump.