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Donald Trump claims US 'will never lockdown again' in Florida rally

US President Donald Trump told supporters in the closely fought state of Florida ‘We’re never going to lockdown again,’ amid a surge in Covid-19 cases as the clock ticks down to Election Day.

Opinion polls show his Democratic rival Joe Biden with a significant edge nationally, but with a tighter lead in the battleground states that play a decisive role in the final result.

A Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday showed Trump had essentially moved into a tie with Biden in Florida, with 49% saying they would vote for Biden and 47% for the president.

With its 29 electoral votes, the state is a major prize in next Tuesday’s election. Trump’s victory in Florida in 2016 was vital to his surprise election win.

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