The President promised to wear a mask during a visit to the hospital.
President Donald Trump will visit US troops hospitalized at a military medical center in a suburb of Washington on Saturday, the White House said.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump promised to wear a mask during his visit to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He added that this would be “very appropriate.”
In addition to meeting with injured soldiers, Trump will meet with medical personnel who are holding back the spread of the coronavirus.
Trump is constantly criticized for not wearing a mask and not promoting its use. It is still unknown whether Trump will be photographed in a mask since such visits are often carried out without media escort to protect the personal lives of injured soldiers.
According to Johns Hopkins University, on Saturday it was known that more than 3.2 million people have been infected with the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic in the United States, representing about a quarter of almost 12.6 million cases worldwide. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, more than 134,000 Americans have become victims of COVID-19, which also accounts for more than a quarter of almost 562,000 deaths from coronavirus worldwide.