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World Coronavirus Dispatch: Trump bats for face masks in change of tone

Thailand extends emergency till August, Russia reports close to 6,000 new cases, 500 inmates test positive in Texas jail and other pandemic-related news across the globe

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Trump’s remarks were a change in strategy from his robust emphasis on reopening the US economy

Yuvraj Malik New Delhi
Trump bats for face masks, warns of worsening pandemic: US President Donald Trump, in a shift in rhetoric and tone, encouraged Americans on Tuesday to wear masks if they cannot maintain social distance and warned that the coronavirus pandemic would get worse before it got better. Trump’s remarks were a change in strategy from his robust emphasis on reopening the US economy. Read more here

Let’s look at the global statistics:

Total Confirmed Cases: 14,959,031

Change Over Yesterday: 244,531

Total Deaths: 616,764

Total Recovered: 8,479,847

Nations hit with most cases: US (3,902,058), Brazil (2,159,654), India (1,193,078), Russia

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First Published: Jul 22 2020 | 3:33 PM IST

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