Live updates: Texas governor says he let bars reopen too early amid surge in coronavirus cases – The Washington Post

June 27, 2020 at 7:17 AM EDTPence tries to put positive spin on pandemic in spite of surging cases in South and West The Trump administration on Friday declared “amazing progress” in battling the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of a rise of cases in the South and West and as numerous Republican guvs allied with President Trump are under pressure to impose more stringent public health limitations to get control of outbreaks in their states.Vice President Pence held the very first public briefing of the coronavirus job force in nearly 2 months and sought to deliver an upbeat message that was at chances with warnings from public health professionals. The vice president evaded the concern of whether individuals ought to wear masks in public, as his own administration suggests, and said campaign rallies that load people together, in infraction of public health guidance, will continue.Pence used no new strategies to fight the rapidly spreading out infection and lessened record daily case counts in numerous states as “outbreaks in particular counties.” “As we stand here today, all 50 states and areas across the nation are opening up, and safely and responsibly,” Pence stated, a point that was weakened as Florida and Texas on Friday started to downsize or reverse their reopening strategies because of growing outbreaks.By Anne Gearan and Yasmeen Abutaleb