Vice President Mike Pence begs people to wear mask while Trump remains oppose

Vice President Mike Pence begs people to wear mask while Trump remains oppose

The US Vice President Mike Pence has begged people to wear mask in public gathering while President Donald Trump still remain opposed to make it mandatory.
The US Vice President Mike Pence has begged people to wear mask in public gathering while President Donald Trump still remain opposed to make it mandatory.

Vice-President Mike Pence - who’s defended Trump's refusal directly to ask all Americans to comply - said people should follow local laws requiring them to cover their faces.

Texas is one of several states reporting a surge in cases, and its Governor Greg Abbott says matters have taken a very swift and very dangerous turn, with rising numbers of infections among people aged under 40.

At a news conference in Dallas, White House task force coordinator Dr Deborah Birx said that in light of this trend, all Texans should wear a face covering to help stop the spread of Covid 19. She said there was scientific evidence that it worked.

In response Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the House, has said the president make masks mandatory and set an example, adding that "real men wear masks".