New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a ‘civic duty’ to be tested for coronavirus and help avoid a spike in new cases as the state slowly restarts its economy.
‘If you were at a protest, go get a test please,’ Cuomo said at a press conference on Thursday. ‘Tell people that you may have been exposed to COVID. If you were at one of those protests, I would, out of an abundance of caution, assume that you were infected.’
There´s widespread concern that people packing in tightly for demonstrations, sometimes without faces coverings, could lead to a huge surge in cases just as the nation’s epicenter emerges from its months-long nightmare.
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