The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has appeared this Saturday with a mask for the first time since the start of the pandemic in the country, despite having rejected its use on previous occasions, on a visit to a military medical center.
“I will probably wear a mask. I consider it being in a hospital, especially in that particular environment, where you are talking to many soldiers and people who in many cases have just come off the operating table. I think it is a good idea to wear a mask. No I have nothing against them, but I think they have a time and a place, “said Trump before his visit to the Walter Reed Military Medical Center.
Thus, the president with a mask has been seen with the staff of the center in Maryland. In addition, it is also the first time since the coronavirus pandemic that the White House press team wears a mask, as reported by CNN.
Trump radically increased protection measures to avoid getting the coronavirus, despite previously rejecting basic precautions such as the use of a mask or temperature control for an image issue.
The White House began to send health and safety teams to every place that Trump will visit, each bathroom that can be used by the President is thoroughly scrubbed and disinfected and strict control and registration is carried out of anyone who may have direct contact with the mandatary.
Thus, these people and the presidential staff are subjected to tests of the coronavirus that have served to detect cases among volunteers and workers of the campaign for Trump’s re-election, but also among members of the Secret Service, in charge of presidential security.
However, the president insisted that the North American country does not need an order on the use of masks and has defended that “it has no problem” with wearing one, after disdaining its use repeatedly in the context of the coronavirus pandemic .
“I don’t know if an order is necessary, because we have many places in the country where people are a long way away,” Trump said during an interview with Fox News.
However, he said that Americans “should” wear a mask “if they feel good about it.” “I think if people feel good about it, they should do it,” he added.
Since the pandemic began, the United States has confirmed a total of more than 3.2 million coronavirus cases and 134,719 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.