International: Trump again pushes wearing masks in Covid-19 briefing
US President Donald Trump advocated for the importance of wearing masks to combat the spread of the lethal virus during the coronavirus White House briefing on Wednesday evening.
Washington: US President Donald Trump advocated for the importance of wearing masks to combat the spread of the lethal virus during the coronavirus White House briefing on Wednesday evening.
He appeared for a second time without his health experts and said, "I believe in it," said Trump, pulling a navy mask out of his pocket. "I have it," the New York Post reported.
"I think you want to travel with a mask. There are instances where you really can use it. I would believe it would be a good thing," he said further.
For the second time in a row, he also encouraged younger American citizens to avoid 'packed bars'. "
The president began his nightly briefings on Tuesday after a months-long hiatus. Trump also announced that his administration would pour additional resources into combating infections in nursing homes, including an additional $5 billion to help support new and enhanced testing for the virus.
The United States is the worst-hit country in this ongoing pandemic. According to the Johns Hopkins University Resource Centre, there are nearly 4 million active COVID-19 cases in the country with over 100,000 deaths. (ANI)