NEW YORK (AP) — The Trump administration is urging Americans to cover their faces in public to reduce the spread of the coronavirus.

The dramatic steps come amid concerns from health officials that those without symptoms can spread the virus.

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The new U.S. guidelines call for everyone to wear makeshift face coverings such as T-shirts and bandanas.

Authorities say supply shortages worldwide have caused health care workers to fall sick and forced doctors in Europe to make life-or-death decisions.