Alabama Students Throw "Covid Parties" To See Who's Infected: Officials

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Members of the city council told ABC that students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, who were diagnosed with cowid-19, were attending parties in the city and surrounding areas. It was a disturbing competition to see who was infected first. News on Wednesday. 'students have been organizing 'covid parties' as a game to infect each other, which has killed more than 127000 people in the United States,' said city councilor Sonya McKinsey of Tuscaloosa. She said she had recently learned about such behaviour and informed the City Council of the political parties that had taken place in the city. She said that the organizers of the party specially invited guests with cowid-19 to attend. "They put the money in the pot and try to get covid," McKinsey said. Whoever gets cowid first gets the pot. It doesn't make any sense. " "They do it on purpose." Tuscaloosa fire chief Randy Smith told the City Council on Tuesday that he had confirmed the students' carelessness. In his briefing to the City Council, Smith expressed concern that parties had been held around the city and Tuscaloosa County in recent weeks. According to the video, "students or children there will participate in a positive attitude.". Wbma conference in Birmingham. "At first we thought it was a rumor," Smith told members of the Security Council "We did some research. Not only did the doctor's office confirm that, but the state confirmed that they had the same information In his speech, Smith, wearing a mask, did not say what measures he would take to curb this behavior or which school the students came from. Tuscaloosa, the seventh largest city in Alabama, is home to the University of Alabama and several other colleges. Just hours after Smith's briefing, the City Council unanimously passed a law requiring people to wear masks when they go out in public places. It is not clear whether the students infected anyone at the party they attended. City spokesman Richard rush said in a statement to ABC news that the city "is currently working with local institutions and organizations to ensure that we do everything we can to fight the epidemic.". McKinley said she was worried that some people would attend the party, but their intentions were unclear and would be influenced by the infected guests. "We're trying to break anyone we know," McKinsey told ABC News Apparently, the infected students ignored the CDC guidelines for self inspection for two weeks. "This is bullshit," mcgintley added. "But I think when you deal with people who deliberately do things like this, and they deliberately spread them, how can you really fight against what people are trying to promote?" A spokesman for Alabama's Department of public health, arol Sheehan, said the state's "safer home order" made it clear that people who tested positive "would be quarantined in their place of residence for 14 days.". Sheehan stressed that violating the health ban is a misdemeanor, with a maximum fine of $500 per violation. "Suspected violations of family isolation orders should be reported to law enforcement and local health authorities," she said in a statement to ABC News As of Wednesday, Alabama had recorded 38422 cases of cowid-19, an increase of 10696 in the past 14 days, according to the State Department of public health. In Alabama, at least 947 people have died of the virus. According to the Ministry of public health, in Tuscaloosa County, 2049 people have been infected with the infectious disease and 38 people have died in the county. News from all parties of covid came out on the same day. Alabama governor Kay Ivey announced that she would extend her "safer at home" order until July 31, as coronavirus infection continues to rise. Under the expanded order, gymnasiums, places of entertainment, child care facilities and barber shops must comply with health and social segregation regulations. The opening rate of retail stores is 50%. "Personal responsibility means that it's everyone's responsibility," Ivey said at a news conference "If we continue to move in the wrong direction and our hospital is unable to deal with the patient's condition, then we reserve the right to return and reverse the course." Dr. Scott Harris, an Alabama health official who joined the Ivy press conference, urged people to wear face masks, even though they were not needed across the state. "We know that masks are not perfect and they don't stop everything," Harris said "But they do limit transmission."

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