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特朗普自疫情爆发以来首次公开佩戴口罩

发布者: 千缘 | 发布时间: 2020-7-15 01:07| 查看数: 113| 评论数: 0|



This is VOA news. Reporting by remote, I'm David Byrd.

President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one Saturday at a military hospital outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers.

The visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center marked Trump's first public appearance with a face covering since the virus began sweeping across the United States earlier this year.

The president had previously refused to wear a mask in public or to ask other Americans to do so, saying it was a personal choice.

At the medical facility, Trump walked by media gathered for a carefully staged photo opportunity wearing a navy blue mask emblazoned with a presidential seal embossed in gold.

Top public health officials have urged the use of masks along with hand-washing and social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.

Critics say that Trump's refusal to wear a mask in public showed a lack of leadership.

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom reopened Saturday with new precautions as coronavirus cases in Florida continue to surge. AP correspondent Julie Walker reports.

Guests were welcomed to "The Most Magical Place on Earth" by greeters, wielding digital thermometers, checking temperatures of everyone entering, making sure they have face masks, reminding people to social distance.

Disney says there are fewer reservations to keep crowds down and more disinfecting. But some are asking with a jump in coronavirus cases in Florida in recent weeks is now the right time to reopen.

Universal Orlando and SeaWorld Orlando reopened several weeks ago. Epcot and Hollywood Studios will reopen later in the week.

I'm Julie Walker.

For more, visit our website voanews.com. This is VOA news.

Mourners buried their dead and prayers were held at the graveyard and Srebrenica-Potocari Memorial Center in the town of Srebrenica on Saturday for victims of the only crime in Europe since World War II that has been declared a genocide.

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres says the Srebrenica genocide was the worst crime on European soil since the Second World War.

"A quarter century ago, the United Nations and the international community failed the people of Srebrenica. As former Secretary-General Kofi Annan said, this failure will 'haunt our history forever.' Confronting that past is a vital step towards rebuilding trust."

Typically, thousands of visitors attend the commemoration service and funeral, but this year only a relatively small number of survivors were allowed at the cemetery due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Bosnian war pitted the country's three main ethnic factions - Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims - against each other after the break-up of Yugoslavia.

More than 100,000 people were killed in the conflict.

The World Council of Churches has written to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to express "grief and dismay" over his decision to turn Istanbul's Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.

The Geneva-based council's interim secretary said in a letter that "Hagia Sophia has been a place of openness, encounter and inspiration for people" of all faiths. He said turning it back into a mosque would undermine efforts to bring people of different faiths together in dialogue and cooperation.

On Friday, Erdoğan issued a decree that Hagia Sophia would return to a mosque with services planned for later this month.

His declaration sparked fury in neighboring Greece and the United States, Russia and other countries expressed concern about the move.

Hagia Sophia was an Orthodox Christian cathedral for centuries and then became a mosque in 1453. It was turned into a museum in 1934.

Citizens of Seoul on Saturday paid their respects to the South Korean capital's late mayor, Park Won-soon, at a public memorial set up in his honor.

City Hall officials opened the memorial outside its offices amid an outpouring of public sympathy over Park's sudden death on Friday amid reports that he had been implicated in a sexual harassment complaint.

The 64-year-old was found dead on a wooded hill in northern Seoul early Friday about seven hours after his daughter reported to police he had left her a "will-like" verbal message and left their home.

A former human rights lawyer, Park led two of South Korea's most influential civic groups.

He was widely considered a leading liberal candidate for president when current President Moon Jae-in's single five-year term ends in 2022.

Reporting by remote, I'm David Byrd.

thermometer

[θərˈmɑːmɪtər]

n.温度计; 寒暑表; 体温计;

genocide

[ˈdʒenəsaɪd]

n.种族灭绝; 大屠杀;



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