The authorities of the State of Missouri, at the center of the United States, reacted strongly Monday, following the release of a viral video of hundreds of people partying in a pool, without compliance with the measures of social distancing in full pandemic.
The participants are being approached too close to each other have been instructed to place themselves in isolation voluntary for 14 days or until they have been tested negative for the coronavirus.
The video, which has pushed the health authorities of the county of St. Louis shows hundreds of noceurs in a bathing suit and elbow-to-elbow, sipping cocktails under the sun in the pool bar at the edge of the lake of the Ozarks.
The sequence published Saturday on Twitter has been viewed 18 million times.
“This irresponsible behavior endangers many people, and the risk of undermining of the substantial progress we have made to slow the spread of the Covid-19 “, lamented the head of the county of St. Louis, Sam Page.
The State of Missouri has lifted the may 4, some of the restrictions on rallies and bars and restaurants.
This State of the Midwest is among the States least affected by the new coronavirus, with some 12 167 cases and 685 deaths, according to figures from the State. The county of Miller, where was filmed the video, has recorded only four cases.
But the anxiety is living in the United States, where the déconfinement began in the 50 States, but where the virus remains active in several regions.
During the long weekend, which included the holiday of Memorial Day on Monday, marking the traditional beginning of summer in the United States, thousands of Americans descended on beaches, often in respecting the distancing physical, with or without masks.
Donald Trump himself has played golf for the first time in more than two months, sparking as soon as the critical.
The United States approach 100 000 deaths due to the new coronavirus, which has infected more than 1.7 million Americans in total, according to the counting of the Johns Hopkins university, in which reference is made.