Hello, I'm Tom Watts with the BBC News. In his first coronavirus briefing for weeks, President Trump has said the outbreak is likely to get worse before it gets better. Mr. Trump urged people to use masks and defended the administration's handling of the disease. From Los Angeles, Peter Bowes reports. Striking a noticeably more measured tone than during some of his earlier briefings on the virus, Mr. Trump told Americans they have to be smart to defeat the disease. He said people should use masks if they were unable to socially distance themselves from those around them. Once reluctant to be seen wearing a face covering himself, Mr. Trump said he was getting used to it and would gladly wear a mask when he was with groups of people. He also said young people should avoid crowded bars. The President acknowledged that some parts of the country were dealing with an upsurge in cases and the outbreak was far from over. Mr. Trump said the mortality rate in the United States had continued to decline. Tuesday's national figure for deaths has surpassed 1000 for the first time in nearly 50 days.
President Trump has said he wishes Ghislaine Maxwell well, as she awaits trial in the United States. She's been charged with facilitating the abuse of underage girls for the former banker and sex offender, Jeffery Epstein. Responding to a question at the end of his news conference, Mr. Trump said he hadn't been following the case, but had met Ghislaine Maxwell numerous times. She has pleaded not guilty, but has been denied bail.
The acting Secretary of the US Homeland Security Department, Chad Wolf, has defended the actions of federal law enforcement officers who have been protecting government buildings against demonstrators in the city of Portland, Oregon. Mr. Wolf denied claims the security officers had no identification and insisted they were wearing police insignia. These police officers are not storm troopers. They are not the Gestapo as some have described them. That description is offensive. It's hyperbolic and it's dishonest and every law enforcement officer and every reasonable American knows this.
A development agency is warning COVID-19 is bringing a perfect storm of humanitarian challenges to countries suffering from poverty, conflict and environmental problems. The group Development Initiatives says the need for humanitarian aid is greater than ever, but it warns rich countries diverting resources to domestic concerns. Here's Jonathan Savage. Last year, over 1 billion people were living in countries affected by conflict, displacement or natural disasters. That's according to the 2020 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report, which also says that 34 such nations are among those requiring help to deal with the effects of novel coronavirus. The authors of the report warned that total levels of aid fell in 2019 by $1.6 billion, the first fall in seven years. Need, however, is increasing. World news from the BBC.
1.distance from 远离
The author distanced himself from some of the comments in his book
2.protect against 保卫
It has been claimed that wine helps protect against heart disease.
3.law enforcement 执法
She enjoys a sterling reputation in law enforcement circles and among the community in general.
大家好，我是汤姆·沃茨，欢迎收听BBC新闻。特朗普总统在数周以来的首次冠状病毒情况通报中表示，疫情可能会恶化，然后才会好转 。特朗普敦促人们使用口罩，并为政府处理该疾病的方式进行了辩护 。请听彼得·鲍斯在洛杉矶的报道 。特朗普对美国人说，他们必须聪明地战胜这种疾病，他的语气明显比他早些时候就这种病毒发表的一些简报时更加谨慎 。他表示，如果人们不能与周围的人保持社交距离，就应该戴口罩 。特朗普曾经不愿意让人看到他戴口罩，但他说，他现在已经习惯了，和一群人在一起时，他很乐意戴上口罩 。他还说，年轻人应该避免去拥挤的酒吧 。总统承认，美国一些地区正在应对病例激增，疫情远未结束 。特朗普表示，美国的死亡率持续下降 。周二的全国死亡人数在近50天来首次超过1000人 。
特朗普表示，他希望吉斯莱恩·麦克斯韦一切顺利，目前她正在美国等待审判。她被控帮助前银行家兼性犯罪者杰弗瑞·爱泼斯坦虐待未成年女孩 。在新闻发布会结束时，特朗普回答了一个问题，他表示自己并没有关注此案，但已经与吉斯莱恩·麦克斯韦多次会面 。她没有认罪，但被拒绝保释 。
美国国土安全部代理部长查德·沃尔夫为联邦执法人员的行动进行了辩护，这些执法人员一直在保护俄勒冈州波特兰市的政府大楼免受示威者的袭击。沃尔夫否认了安全人员没有身份证明的说法，并坚称他们佩戴了警察徽章 。这些警察不是突击队员 。他们不是某些人所说的盖世太保 。这种说法令人不快 。这是夸张的，也是不诚实的 。每一个执法人员，每一个理性的美国人都知道这一点 。