Trump wears face mask for the first time since COVID-19 outbreak

Coronavirus: Trump wears face mask for the first time since COVID-19 outbreak
US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump has wear a face mask for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus.

The president was seen wearing a face mask when he visited a military hospital in Washington where he met with wounded soldiers and paramedics.

Speaking during the visit Trump said he has never worn or opposed the wearing of a face mask, but there are places and times that one must wear the face mask.

“I’ve never opposed the wearing of face mask but I know there are a time and the right place to wear it,” Trump said after leaving for the White House.

The president has previously said he would never wear face mask where he slammed his opponent Joe Biden for wearing a face mask.

But on Saturday he said, “I think if you’re in a hospital, especially in a situation where you have to speak in front of the military and a lot of people, I think it’s better to wear a face mask.”

The US has now seen new coronavirus cases top 60,000 in four of the past five days.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2020 revised budget of 10.8 trillion into law.

The National Assembly in June passed a revised budget for 2020 as Nigeria handles the new coronavirus pandemic and a sharp fall in the cost of oil – Nigeria’s greatest wellspring of income from export.

The budget, which was proposed by the national assembly looked to diminish Nigeria’s 2020 budget from N10.6 trillion to N10.5 trillion, was, in any case, increased by the officials.

The budget was increased to N10.8 billion, higher than the underlying affirmed budget in December 2019.

The review of the budget was required due to the effect of the COVID-19 which has antagonistically influenced the oil cost and, by augmentation, the income projections of the government.

From the revised budget, N422 billion was earmarked for statutory transfers, while N4.9 trillion was for recurrent expenditure.

Capital expenditure will take N2.4 trillion and N2.9 trillion, about a quarter of the budget, will be used to service debt.

N500 billion was earmarked as intervention funds for the fight against COVID-19, while the health sector got N186 billion allocation.

The budget assumes oil production at 1.9 million barrels per day (bpd). Oil prices have recovered from a 20-year low of just under $16 per barrel hit in March

Nonetheless, Nigeria has likewise consented to constrain its oil yield to 1.412 million bpd as a feature of an arrangement with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and different makers. That understanding was stretched out through the finish of July.