The top U.S. health official is urging all to wear a mask when out in public to stop the spread of COVID-19, but he stopped short of saying there has to be a national mandate.
A day after President Donald Trump was viewed for the very first time wearing a face covering in public, Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday that people need to get educated on why it is very important to pay their faces rather than the”big brother” strategy.
“As surgeon general, I need people to understand the reason why they ought to put on a face covering, and they are going to be prone to get it done and more inclined to do it voluntarily, and they’re likely to be prone to do it when we are not watching, which can be vital,” Adams stated.
Dr. Adams said the Trump government is working hard to walk back its earlier message on masks, that was that they’re not necessary.
Trump himself has wavered between mocking people who use face masks and stating he doesn’t see anything wrong with it.
He was pictured wearing one Saturday during a visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
“When you are in a hospital, especially… I believe that it’s a great thing to put on a mask,” he explained.
It will be required to wear a mask in public beginning Monday at Croatia and in four regions — Andalusia, Aragon, La Rioja and Navarre.
Andalusian leader Juan Manuel Moreno said authorities there fear that an influx of tourists will walk through the streets and input restaurants of the favorite holiday spot mask-free.
Spain has been among the states hit hardest by the coronavirus. Last 6, it began lockdowns. But as a rising number of new cases sparks fears of a wave, some local authorities have started to reimpose restrictions.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a renewed ban on the sale of alcohol and a new night curfew Sunday as the amount of fresh COVID-19 cases grows. South Africa has the most cases in Africa.
Ramaphosa said in a televised address that hospitals and doctors don’t have the facilities and time to deal with alcohol-related injuries at the moment.
“That is a fight to save every life, and we must conserve every single bed,” he said. “The coronavirus storm is far fiercer and more destructive than any we’ve known.”
South Africa raised its two-month-long ban on the sale of alcoholic drinks each month, in part because breweries and vintners complained.
Mexico is on the verge of overtaking Italy for fourth place on the list of countries having the most COVID-19 deaths, according to a count by Johns Hopkins University.
Both nations have somewhat less than 35,000 deaths. But some Mexican health officials say they consider the death toll is a lot higher because of a lack of testing.
The United States, with 135,000 deaths as of Sunday, is far ahead of all other countries.
Florida set the nationally record for the newest cases in 24 hours Saturday — 15,299.
Cases have been growing throughout the Southern and Western U.S., in part because of what New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy calls”knucklehead behavior” — individuals balking at wearing masks and social distancing.
One group of employees in Germany is demanding the government reopen their businesses — brothels.
Prostitutes revealed in Hamburg, saying different businesses have been allowed to run and they ought to be allowed to return to work, also.
“The oldest profession requires your aid,” read a sign held up by one of those protesters who says brothels Are Simply as hygienic as massage parlors, beauty stores, and nightclubs.