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Trump cancels Republican convention in Jacksonville as covid spreads

WASHINGTON, July 24: US President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled the next month's Republican convention in Jacksonville in Florida as coronavirus cases crossed four million and the epidemic was spreading faster now. "For a big convention this is not the right time," he said.

The deaths surpassed 1,000 for the third consecutive day on Thursday, negating the last couple of weeks' recovery trend. With casualties soaring in Florida, California and Texas, it is being said there are "three New Yorks" in America. The alarming situation has forced Trump to do an about-turn on masks and physical distancing as also on the burning issue of schools re-opening. In a volte-face, he now has a re- thinking on schools re-opening.

The GOP had planned the convention in Charlotte but when the North Carolina's Governor raised objections as a large gathering could worsen the coronavirus situation, the venue was shifted to Jacksonville.

While cancelling the Jacksonville convention, he said his focus was on protecting the American people. "There's nothing more important in our country than keeping our people safe," Trump said.

However, Trump's announcement just followed the release of an opinion poll result showing his opponent Biden leading by a huge margin in Florida.





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