President Donald Trump has warned the us pandemic may “get worse before it gets better
Mr Trump also asked all Americans to wear face coverings, saying “they will have an effect and show patriotism.
He asks Americans who are not able to socially distance, must wear a mask
The president, who was not wearing a mask at the briefing, has previously disparaged them as unsanitary.
When asked on Tuesday about his shifting support for masks, the president pointed out that even health experts had changed their minds.
Mr Trump has been reluctant to wear a mask himself in front of the media, claiming that some people only wore such face coverings as a political statement against him.
Back in March, both Dr Anthony Fauci, one of the leading members of the president’s coronavirus task force, and us surgeon general Jerome Adams said there was no reason people in the us should wear a mask