- US President Donald Trump has finally worn a mask after pressure mounts on the government to improve its handling of Covid-19
- The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged countries to increase their efforts in fighting the virus
- The United States has broken Covid-19 infection numbers with 66 528 new cases
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The United States President Donald Trump has finally worn a mask as public pressure mounts on the government to effectively combat Covid-19. The US has broken international records with new cases of the virus.
The White House has released guidance on masks, advising people to wear face protection to reduce to chance of transmission.
Breifly.co.za Until now, Trump had refused to wear a mask, even after White House staff tested positive for the virus.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) advised countries to step up the fights against Covid-19. Hours after the WHO made the announcement, Donald Trump wore a mask while he visited wounded military veterans at the Walter Reed military hospital according to ENCA.
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"I've never been against masks but I do believe they have a time and a place," he told reporters as he left the White House.
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Trump has lost ground to Joe Biden in the polls and Americans are not satisfied with Trump's handling of the crisis.
In his usual bluster, Trump dismissed the criticism and praised his response to the pandemic. On Saturday night, the US posted a new record on infections, with 66 528 new infections and 800 new deaths to a new total of 135 000.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier that South African citizens will be treated to another 'family meeting' with President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday evening.
This is according to a report indicating that a number of regulations will be tightened amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the restrictions set to be tightened are reportedly a reintroduction of a night-time curfew, tighter liquor rules and limited movement between provinces.
Briefly.co.za also reported that Gauteng Premier David Makhura has confirmed that he has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus amid the national pandemic.
In a statement released by the provincial government, Makhura explained his personal experience with the coronavirus:
"On Wednesday I experienced some mild symptoms. On Thursday, I decided to self-quarantine and test for Covid-19 as a precautionary measure. Today, Friday, I received my test results confirming that I have tested positive for Covid-19. "
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that AKA has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The South African rapper has used the positive diagnosis to spread a message of caution to the Mzansi community.
He urged citizens to be more careful and to adhere to the regulations that have been set to attempt to flatten the curve.
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