Politicians Try to Convince Citizens to Wear a Mask

Jul.02 — Politicians including California Governor Gavin Newsom, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urge U.S. citizens to wear a mask to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. With the nation setting ever higher one-day records for infections, public health experts worry that not enough Americans grasp the risks of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Mark Drakeford provides update on Covid restrictions in Wales – watch live
  • Wales: alcohol sales in pubs and restaurants banned as Covid restrictions tighten
  • In full: New Covid-19 restrictions for Wales
  • Eustice: The way to avoid a third national lockdown is by ‘observing the tiered approach’
  • BREAKING: Welsh pubs, restaurants, bars and cafes will have to close by 6pm from Friday
  • In This Story: Joe Biden

    Joe Biden is an American politician who served as the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, he served as a United States Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

    Biden is the Democratic presidential nominee for the 2020 election, running against the incumbent, Donald Trump.

    On August 11, 2020, Biden announced U.S. Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate in the 2020 presidential election.

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    6 Recent Items: Joe Biden

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  • Joe Biden seen limping with fractured foot after Trump tells president-elect to ‘get well soon’
  • VP elect Harris asked about a possible Trump rematch in 2024
  • President-elect Joe Biden suffers foot fractures
  • President-elect Joe Biden announces all-female communications team
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