Trump Death Clock’ goes up in New York City

A new sign in New York’s Times Square shows the number of US coronavirus deaths that its creator says are down to inaction by President Trump.

The “Trump Death Clock”, created by filmmaker Eugene Jarecki, was installed on the roof of a Times Square building.

As of Tuesday, the website Trump Death Clock shows the figure 48,586.

The website says that Trump “declined to act until 16 March”, adding that epidemiologists said that “had mitigation measures been implemented one week earlier, 60% of American Covid-19 deaths would have been avoided”.

More than 80,000 people in the US with Covid-19 have died since the outbreak began.