US President Donald Trump on Thursday said if the US is hit by a second wave of coronavirus, he would not close down the country. “ We are not closing our country,” he affirmed.

“People say that’s a very distinct possibility, it’s standard,” Trump said when asked about a second wave during a tour of a Ford factory in Michigan.

“We are going to put out the fires. We’re not going to close the country,” Trump said. “We can put out the fires. Whether it is an ember or a flame, we are going to put it out. But we are not closing our country.”

Dallas, Houston, Southeast Florida’s Gold Coast, Alabama and several other places in the South have all been reopening their economies. According to a research team in the US, these states are in danger of a second wave of coronavirusinfections over the next four weeks. The research team uses cellphone data to track social mobility and forecast the trajectory of the pandemic.

The research model which was developed by PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and updated Wednesday with new data, suggests that most communities in the United States should be able to avoid a second spike in the near term if residents are careful to maintain social distancing even as businesses open up and restrictions are eased. But the risk for resurgence is high in some parts of the country, especially in places where cases are already rising fast