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Donald Trump has cancelled his Republican convention speech in Florida because of coronavirus, saying the surge in cases in the area made holding the event too risky.

The US president said now was not the time for a “crowded” convention gathering, arguing that the safety of attendees was foremost in his mind when making the decision.

The cancellation comes after Mr Trump moved his speech from North Carolina, the original venue for the convention, earlier this year because local officials were opposing his demand for a big crowd.

“I’ll still do a convention speech in a different form but we won’t do a big, crowded convention per se. It’s just not the right time for that,” Mr Trump said, in a marked change in rhetoric from his previous defence of packed rallies. 

The sudden about-turn caps a week in which the president has taken a number of moves indicating that he is taking the surge of Covid-19 cases across America seriously

In the last seven days he has tweeted a photo of himself in a mask, urged all Americans to wear one, started holding regular coronavirus briefings and warned young people to avoid packed bars.

Source : https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/23/donald-trump-cancels-republican-convention-speech-floridaover/

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