Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said he is concerned about reopening the economy and relaxing social distancing measures, saying it is still very early in the outbreak.
Massachusetts is “between the first and the fifth” inning in its fight against coronavirus, and that “we’re still very much in the beginning days of coronavirus," Walsh said.
“I think we're between the first and the fifth. I think that these numbers, we see, they are going up. We are watching our hospitalization. Our hospitals are doing a very good job of managing,” Walsh told CNN Sunday morning.
Walsh criticized the Trump administration’s response to the outbreak, saying “the mixed messaging is confusing.”
He responded to pictures of crowds on the national mall in Washington, DC, and New York's Central Park, saying, “whether it's Central Park or the Mall is the wrong message. We're still very much in the beginning days of coronavirus.”
Walsh said cities across the US still need mass testing and personal protective equipment for frontline workers.
"As we move down the road here, if there's a second surge, all of the equipment that they have now, they'll need more stuff. I think that's what the federal government should be focused on,” Walsh said.