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Trump finally wears mask as US posts record spike in coronavirus cases

Trump finally wears mask as US posts record spike in coronavirus cases

13/7/2020 11:30:00 AM

Trump finally wears mask as US posts record spike in coronavirus cases

BETHESDA, MARYLAND: President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases, while Disney World reopened in a state hit hard by the pandemic. White House...

EngagementsBETHESDA, MARYLAND: President Donald Trump finally yielded to pressure and wore a face mask in public for the first time on Saturday as the US posted another daily record for coronavirus cases, while Disney World reopened in a state hit hard by the pandemic.

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White House experts leading the national fight against the contagion have recommended wearing face masks in public to prevent transmission of the illness.But Mr Trump had repeatedly avoided doing so, even after staff members at the White House tested positive for the virus and as more aides have taken to wearing them.

Hours after the World Health Organisation urged countries to step up control measures to rein in the disease, Mr Trump donned a dark mask bearing the presidential seal as he visited wounded military veterans at the Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington.

"I have never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place," he said."I think when you are in a hospital, especially in that particular setting when you are talking to a lot of soldiers, people that in some cases just got off the operating table, it is a great thing to wear a mask."

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