Trump resists national shutdown, leaving it up to states

WASHINGTON (AP) — United States (US) President Donald Trump is resisting calls to issue a national stay-at-home order to stem the spread of the COVID-19 despite his administration’s projections that tens of thousands of Americans are likely to be killed by the disease. One by one, though, states are increasingly pushing shutdown orders of their own. Trump said on Wednesday he wants to give governors’ “flexibility” on whether a stay-at-home policy is the best option for their constituents but acknowledged that he’s looking at limiting air and rail travel between hot spots within the US. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin