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Virginia Officials Warn of “Severe Public Health Threat” If Trump Rally Allowed to Proceed

HeadlineSep 25, 2020

Coronavirus cases in the United States are rapidly surging in at least 22 states. The biggest increases have been seen across the Midwest and West, including Texas, Arizona and Minnesota.

On Thursday, President Trump rallied an estimated 15,000 of his followers at a massive campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, with no social distancing and few people wearing masks.

In Virginia, Public Health officials are demanding the cancellation of Trump’s planned Friday evening rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport, warning of a “severe public health threat” if the rally is allowed to proceed. An executive order by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam bans gatherings of more than 250 people.

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