Melania Trump urges people to wear protective masks

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American first lady and fellow Slovene, Melania Trump urges people on Twitter to wear protective masks.

The first lady of America and wife of President Donald Trump urges the people of America (and the world) to wear protective face masks in public settings to prevent Coronavirus from spreading further.

In a message on Twitter accompanied by a picture of her face partly covered by a medical mask, Melania Trump, the first lady, urged Americans on Thursday to protect themselves from the coronavirus by wearing face coverings in public, an image all the more striking because it contrasted with her husband’s mixed messages on the subject.

After a slow start to acknowledge the virus, Mrs. Trump has since issued a string of public service videos meant to echo public health guidelines on social distancing and hand washing.

But in his lengthy televised coronavirus news briefings, President Trump offers his own interpretation of the rules: He has told reporters that he would not be interested in wearing a mask unless he deemed it important.

The United States of America is entering the peak of the Coronavirus pandemic this week. There are more than 470.000 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in the US. The US death toll is closing in on 16,000.

Read the latest update from US here.