US President Donald Trump (right) addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House on Thursday as Vice-President Mike Pence (left) listens. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: Donald Trump to urge Americans to wear masks or other face coverings when outside

  • US president expected to encourage use of scarves, bandanas or home-made cloth masks to help curb outbreak
  • Officials previously discouraged Americans from wearing masks, but White House position is evolving as evidence shows people with no symptoms can spread virus
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump (right) addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing at the White House on Thursday as Vice-President Mike Pence (left) listens. Photo: Reuters
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