Trump calls out New Zealand’s 'terrible' Covid surge, on day it records nine new cases


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Summary generated on August 17, 2020


    Donald Trump has called out New Zealand for its recent Covid-19 outbreak, saying the places the world hailed as a success story is now facing a "Big surge" in cases.

    "All of a sudden a lot of the places they were using to hold up, they are having a big surge ... New Zealand, you see what's going on in New Zealand" - New Zealand had nine new Covid cases today.

    Until the past few weeks Trump has refused to wear a mask.

    Cases began to rise for a second time after the Memorial Day holiday weekend at the end of May. Los Angeles county is the worst affected in the country, with more than 220,000 cases, followed by Miami-Dade in Florida, with 145,000 cases.

    This compares with Queens in New York, which has recorded the most deaths in the country, and 68,000 infections.

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