New York – July 4: Across the Atlantic, the coronavirus has already killed more than 127,000 people, the prospect of being infected seems to amuse some. Authorities in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are concerned about the organization of the “Covid-19 party”.
According to municipal authorities, young people organize parties where the first to be infected with the new coronavirus wins the jackpot.
On ABC, a member of the municipal council tells in particular how the authorities got wind of these rather special evenings organized by students. “They put money in a common pot and try to catch the COVID. Whoever gets infected first gets the winnings,” says Sonya McKinstry.
“I am furious that something so serious and so deadly is taken for granted. Not only is it irresponsible, but you can get the virus and take it home to your parents or grandparents,” she added.
The information was also confirmed and commented on by the town’s fire chief during a town council where he appeared masked.
“At first we thought it was a rumor, and did some research. And the doctor’s offices not only confirm this, but the State confirmed that they also had the same information,” said the fire chief.
The city for its part explained doing everything possible to dissuade gatherings of this kind, specifies CNN, without giving more details. She made this week compulsory wearing a mask in public space.
Alabama has counted 39,000 cases of coronavirus since the start of the epidemic and at least a thousand deaths. As of Wednesday, at least 52,898 new infections with the coronavirus were registered in the United States in 24 hours, a record level since the beginning of the pandemic, according to the count of the Johns Hopkins University, which refers.