VP Pence commends Texas governor's leadership during coronavirus crisis

29 Juin, 2020, 17:39 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Mike Pence backs Greg Abbott as coronavirus slams Texas

Several southern and western states have recorded a surge in cases after lockdown restrictions were eased.

Experts say that especially early on, many victims died of Covid-19 without being tested for it.

"If your neighborhood officials in session with the state are directing you to don a mask, we persuade every person to don a mask in the affected parts and where you won't be able to preserve social distancing, donning a mask is just a superior concept and it will, we know, from working experience, will sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus", Pence said at a briefing at the College of Texas Southwestern Professional medical Middle in Dallas on Sunday.

The number of reported infections in the U.S. has now surpassed 2.5 million.

"As we work now to safely reopen this state and this nation to put Americans back to work and to worship, let me take this opportunity to commend Gov. Greg Abbott for his courageous and compassionate leadership for the people of Texas", Mr.

Pence praised Abbott for both his decision to reopen the state, and to roll back the reopening plans.

A reported tally Sunday from Johns Hopkins University researchers said the death toll from the coronavirus pandemic had topped 500,00.

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Before he spoke, the vice president wore a mask in the pews as he watched a spirited performance of patriotic songs by a large choir and received a warm introduction from Mr. Jeffress.

"Caution was thrown to the wind and so we are where we are", DeSantis said.

California governor Gavin Newsom rolled back reopenings of bars in seven counties, including Los Angeles.

South Africa's health minister warned that the country's current surge of cases is expected to rapidly increase in the coming weeks and push hospitals to the limit.

"It was therefore inevitable that there would be cluster outbreaks as infections spilled over from communities into places of congregation such as mines, factories, taxis and buses".

Addressing spikes in reported coronavirus cases in some states, Azar said on NBC's "Meet the Press" that people "have to take ownership" of their own behaviors by social distancing and wearing masks if possible.

Poles also wore masks and used hand sanitiser, and some in virus-hit areas were told to post their ballots to avoid further contagion.

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