Home > US u-turn: vice president now urges citizens to wear masks

US u-turn: vice president now urges citizens to wear masks


With the number of coronavirus cases rising rapidly in many US southern states, Vice President Mike Pence has called on people in affected areas to wear masks and maintain social distancing, in a noteworthy departure from the White House’s guidance. Half a million people have now died from the disease around the world, a quarter of whom in the United States.

Added on the 29/06/2020 12:22:32 - Copyright : France 24 EN

To customise your video :

Or Create an account

More videos on the subject

  • President-elect Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days, ‘a very political decision in US’

    In the United States, president elect Joe Biden has announced that one of his first acts when sworn in on January 20, 2021, will be to ask Americans to wear a mask for 100 days. He won’t mandate mask-wearing but only require Americans to do so, as he announced during a press conference on Thursday, where he also said he will be taking a Covid-19 vaccine publicly, in order to demonstrate that the vaccine is safe, as FRANCE 24’s correspondent Kethevane Gorjestani reports from Washington.

    04/12/2020 - France 24 EN
  • Will The Presidential Debate Turn The Tide Towards Trump?

    After much ado about mutable microphones and plexiglass shields, President Donald Trump will face opponent Joe Biden on Thursday. CNN reports Trump needs to not just perform well at the presidential debate, he'll need to pull a rabbit out of the hat to swing the race his way. The president trails Biden in both national polls and key swing states that will determine whether he has a path to victory in the Electoral College. Both candidates need to improve their standing with certain groups, though. Biden needs more Hispanic voters, and Trump is struggling to get White suburban women. Biden has been laying low recently, preparing for the event. Trump, meanwhile has been barnstorming across the country in full gripe-and-moan mode. The president spends his rallies insulting scientists and refusing any responsibility for the pandemic, which has created a huge drag on his poll numbers.

    23/10/2020 - Wochit
  • Donny Come Lately: Trump Arrived Too Late To Be Tested Before Debate

    Fox News anchor and moderator of Tuesday's presidential debate, Chris Wallace is blowing the whistle on President Donald Trump and the Trump family. Wallace said Trump and his family did not arrive in Cleveland early enough to get tested for the coronavirus before the start of the debate. There was an honor system when it came to the people that came into the hall from the two campaigns. Chris Wallace On Friday morning, Trump announced he and first lady Melania Trump were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. Wallace said that despite having agreed to wear masks throughout the debate, the Trump family removed theirs shortly after sitting down. Trump's opponent, Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have both tested negative for the virus. Trump is currently being treated at Walter Reed Military Hospital. He will make no further public appearances until further notice.

    03/10/2020 - Wochit
  • Vice President Kamala Harris walks inaugural parade route

    US Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, alongside family members, walk along this year's non-traditional inaugural parade route, heading toward the White House, in Washington, DC. IMAGES

    20/01/2021 - AFPTV - First images
  • US Vice President Kamala Harris takes part in inauguration parade

    US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff participate in a non-traditional inauguration parade in front of the White House in Washington, DC. IMAGES

    20/01/2021 - AFPTV - First images