WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is determined to restart the U.S. economy, which is struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He has given governors a road map for recovering from the economic pain, laying out a phased approach to restoring normal activity.

The new guidelines are aimed at easing restrictions in areas with low transmission of the coronavirus, while holding the line in harder-hit locations.

They make clear that the return to normalcy will be a far longer process than Trump initially envisioned.

Federal officials warn that some social distancing measures may need to remain in place through the end of the year to prevent a new outbreak.

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