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US reverses course and now advises face masks

Trump says he himself will not wear one

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on April 3.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/PALO ALTO, U.S. -- The Trump administration reversed its position on face masks Friday and made clear that it now recommends the use of cloth face coverings to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The administration had previously suggested that healthy people should not use masks.

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