The Evening Standard

Coronavirus: US vice president Mike Pence urges public to ‘wear a mask’ amid rapid rise in cases

June 29, 2020

The US vice president Mike Pence has urged people to “wear a mask”, saying face coverings are vital, as figures revealed around a quarter of all coronavirus deaths worldwide have been reported in America. Globally, more than half a million people have now died with Covid-19, according to the Johns Hopkins University, which is tracking the virus. Mr Pence has cancelled campaign events in Florida and Arizona, after a rapid rise in cases of the infection.