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Protesters increase the risk of getting, spreading coronavirus: officials

Added 05-31-20 09:18:02am EST - “Protesters flooding streets across America are putting themselves at risk of catching the coronavirus ?" and likely exacerbating its ongoing spread, officials have warned. "If you were out pro?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Protesters increase the risk of getting, spreading coronavirus: officials”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Protesters flooding streets across America are putting themselves at risk of catching the coronavirus — and likely exacerbating its ongoing spread, officials have warned.

“If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week,” Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms warned those taking to the streets in her city.

Bottoms was one of many to note the dangers of thousands suddenly ignoring any form of lockdown or social distancing to protest George Floyd’s caught-on-camera death in police custody.

She stressed that “there is still a pandemic in America that’s killing black and brown people at higher numbers.”

Health experts fear that silent carriers of the virus who have no symptoms could unwittingly infect others at protests where people are packed cheek to jowl, many without masks.

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