According tomedia reports, Mr. Trump seems more willing to focus on the new U.S. presidential election than the new crown virus outbreak is far from over. At 7 p.m. EST on Saturday, Mr. Trump will speak in Tulsa as part of his Great American Came R. Celebration event, and he will hold a rally in an hour later at a nearly 2,000-seat BOK center.
In keeping with the president’s attitude toward masks, none of the participants in Saturday’s campaign were asked to wear them. Meanwhile, just hours before Mr. Trump took office on Saturday, it was revealed that at least six campaign staffers working for the rally in Tulsa had tested positive for the virus. “According to security procedures, campaign staff are required to undergo testing for the new crown virus prior to the event,” Tim Murtaugh, communications director for the Trump campaign, said in a statement. In hundreds of tests conducted, six members of the advance team tested positive and immediately adopted the isolation procedure. “
It comes as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention predicts that the total number of new coronavirus deaths in the U.S. will rise to 129,000 and 145,000 on July 11, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University.
Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Dr. Tan Desai warned on Friday that the pandemic was entering a “new and dangerous phase”, noting that Thursday’s global number of reported cases was the highest number of days so far during the new pandemic.
“A lot of people are understandably tired of staying at home,” he told a news conference at the UN headquarters in Geneva. But the virus is still spreading fast. It is still fatal and most people are still very susceptible to infection. “