9 participants in the annual LGBT festival in Miami were infected with a coronavirus
Held at the beginning of March, a gay festival attended by thousands of people may have helped aggravate the situation of those infected with COVID-19. According to the organizers, a few days later, nine people were diagnosed with coronavirus.
Considering the mass events and the comfortable conditions for the transmission of the virus, hundreds of people could also become infected and not even suspect about it.
“As of Thursday the 19th, I have been informed directly of 9 people who both attended Winter Party Festival (WPF) and have since tested positive for COVID-19,” said executive director Rea Carey in a statement to the Miami Herald. “We understand that there are others who have posted online that they were at WPF and are showing possible symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19.”
Despite the fact that a large number of cases of the deadly virus were registered these days, the party was not included in the number of mass events that needed to be canceled.
At the time of the Winter Party, no cases of coronavirus were detected in this area, so officials from the Ministry of Health left the festival unchanged.
“It is really difficult to make those kind of pronouncements broadly,” said Dr. Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases. “So the decisions, for example, in Seattle may look quite different than the decisions being made in a location right now where there is not community spread.”
According to official information, coronavirus has a 14-day period during which symptoms may not appear. And 10 days after the gay party, more than 100 cases of COVID-19 were detected.
Image: Facebook / Winter Party Festival