US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus at the White House in Washington on Friday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: Trump gives mixed signals on wearing masks as some US local governments order the public to use them

  • The US president emphasised that under the new guidance wearing any kind of face covering was voluntary
  • The move followed a growing movement to encourage people to wear masks across the country
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on the coronavirus at the White House in Washington on Friday. Photo: AFP
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