Authorities in Tuscaloosa in the state of Alabama warns that students keep coronaviruses-parties, where people infected with the virus are encouraged to infect others with the willingness.
It writes NBC News.
At a meeting of the city council on Tuesday told the chief of the fire department in Tuscaloosa Randy Smith, that the feasts have taken place in several weeks.
- We thought to begin with that it was just a rumor. We investigated it a little further. Not only helped lægekontoret to confirm it, but delstatsmyndighederne had the same information, " said Randy Smith to the city council.
the Alabama department of health announced in a statement Thursday that the ministry has not been able to confirm the coronavirus-celebrations. The ministry stated, however, that anyone who does not comply with the governor's restrictions, is facing both a lawsuit and a fine.
city council member Sonya McKinstry tells to lokalmediet WVTM, that collected money for the parties, and, being infected with the coronavirus first, wins the money.
- to begin with I could not simply believe that the children hold parties, where they put money in a bowl and deliberately trying to get Covid.
- Apparently, it looks like the Covid first, wins the money, says Sonya McKinstry to WVTM.
She criticises the parties to be diametrically opposed to the public health efforts during the pandemic.
It makes me mad as hell that we cash do everything we can to slow the spread, while they keep the damn parties, where they try to spread it, says Sonya McKinstry.
Immediately after the byrådsmødet Tuesday adopted the city council unanimously adopted a measure requiring all to wear face mask in public.
Maskepåbuddet shall enter into force on Monday.
In the state of Alabama is that in the last two weeks registered more than 10,000 new smittetilfælde.
Since march, when the authorities began to test, there is a registered 38.442 smittetilfælde in the state.