Trump had previously refused to wear a face mask or endorse wearing even as the virus infected more than 3 million people in the US since March
NEW DELHI| US President Donald Trump was seen wearing a face mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, making it the first time he complied with the recommended facial covering by health officials to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Trump was visiting the wounded service members and health care providers caring for COVID-19 patients at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Centre in suburban Washington when he was spotted wearing a mask.
As the news broke out, many took to social media to remark that Trump finally realised the gravity of the situation. However, there were others who felt that he was too late in embracing the mask in public.
Trump had previously refused to wear a face mask or endorse wearing even as the virus infected more than 3 million people in the US since March.
However, several other Republicans and Governors of various states have been encouraging and endorsing the use of face mask as cases continue to surge in the country.
Earlier, a video of North Dakota governor Doug Burgum pleading with residents to not politicise a person’s choice to wear a face cover amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic had gone viral on social media. Burgum’s emotional plea came in as reports of discrimination against people wearing masks continued to rise in the US.