United States should shut down completely for another four to six weeks to save the economy, senior Federal Reserve official says | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

United States should shut down completely for another four to six weeks to save the economy, senior Federal Reserve official says

A top official at the Federal Reserve has recommended that the U.S. were to 'lock down really hard' for four to six weeks, in order to save the ailing economy.

Neel Kashkari, president of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank, said on Sunday that Congress can well afford large sums for coronavirus relief efforts.

The economy, which in the second quarter suffered its biggest blow since the Great Depression, would be able to mount a robust recovery, but only if the virus were brought under control, he told CBS' Face the Nation.

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