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Image caption: People from New Orleans, Louisiana, pass a sign urging everyone to wear a face mask indoors

More than half of the 50 US states have now issued mask orders as the epidemic continues to rage across the country.

The most recent was Louisiana, where it is now mandatory to wear a face cover indoors. Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards also said bars in the southeast of the state will be closed.

Earlier, Colorado governor Jared Polis, also a Democrat, ordered everyone in the western state from the age of 10 to “wear a mask or face covering when in public.”

However, this continues to be a subject of division.

In Georgia, Republican Governor Brian Kemp has filed a lawsuit challenging the authority of Atlanta’s Democratic mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, to require masks to be worn in the city.

President Donald Trump wore a mask in public last week for the first time since the start of the epidemic. He already said he wouldn’t do that.

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Video caption: Coronavirus: President Trump wears facial mask for the first time

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