In a photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Michigan, the United States [Handout/Michigan Office of the Governor/AP Photo]

The governors of Michigan, Florida, Texas and other states outlined tentative steps on Friday to reopen their economies, a day after United States President Donald Trump unveiled guidelines for a phased lifting of restrictions for stopping the coronavirus pandemic.

With more than 20 million Americans seeking unemployment benefits, states are under pressure to let non-essential businesses reopen despite a shortage of testing needed to prevent the outbreak from regaining traction.


The weeks of shutdown have affected about 97 percent of the US population. States meeting federal criteria can move

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