Members of the U.S. house of representatives on 30 July ordered to wear masks from the Congress building. As reported by CNN, this decision was made Sergeant of the house of representatives on behalf of speaker of the lower house of Congress, Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi said yesterday that the decision to require the wearing of masks made in connection with the fact that Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert passed test positive for coronavirus. She added that Gohmert often talked with colleagues in the hall, but refused to wear a mask.
According to the speaker, without the mask of legislators will not be allowed in the courtroom. During the performance, the mask can be removed.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in December 2019 in the Chinese city of Wuhan. March 11, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. By 30 July in the world of coronavirus has infected more than 17,05 million people, 667 thousand of them died, 9,98 million recovered.
USA ranks first in the total number of confirmed cases (4.4 million people) and deaths (over 150 thousand).