Coronavirus: Trump wears mask in public for first time amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Donald Trump has been seen wearing a mask in public, despite previously appearing reluctant to endorse their use.

The US president was visiting a military hospital in Washington where he met injured service personnel and health workers caring for COVID-19 patients.

The pandemic reached the US in March, and has infected more than 3.2 million people and killed at least 134,000 – a higher number of deaths than in any other country.

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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.

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  • In This Story: Donald Trump

    Donald John Trump was the 45th President of the United States. Before entering politics, he was a businessman and television personality. Trump was born and raised in Queens, a borough of New York City, and received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the Wharton School.

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