BOSTON (Reuters) – Billionaire investor William Ackman, who has long worried about the serious risks posed by the novel coronavirus, called on the Trump administration on Wednesday to seal off the United States for a month in a bid to curb the outbreak.
FILE PHOTO: William ‘Bill’ Ackman, CEO and Portfolio Manager of Pershing Square Capital Management, speaks during the Sohn Investment Conference in New York City, U.S., May 8, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo
“The only answer is to shut down the country for the next 30 days and close the borders,” Ackman said in a post on Twitter, adding: “Tell all Americans that you are putting us on an extended Spring Break at home with family.”
Ackman, who has some 31,000 Twitter followers but rarely sends tweets, stepped on to President Donald Trump’s preferred communication platform to reach the administration and the country with his plan for proposed action. His tweets have been liked and retweeted hundreds of times in the…