US President Donald Trump To Hold Huge Gathering For July 4 Fireworks Amid COVID-19
The United States President Doland Trump has announced that the fireworks at the July Fourth celebration on the National Mall will be grand as ever without mentioning the mandatory masks or social distancing norms for the attendees amid the coronavirus scare.
According to the Associated Press, as many as 300,000 face masks will be distributed among the attendees who want them but Trump’s congratulatory tweet on “what will, without question, be a special evening” didn’t mention anything about masks or the coronavirus pandemic in general.
US Interior Secretary David Bernhardt shared the itinerary of the event, which will include the Defense Department’s flyovers.
Calling it a “one-of-a-kind air show,” Bernhardt said in his statement: “President Trump’s 2020 Salute to America will be a patriotic tribute to our men and women in uniform.”
Talking about the “the largest in recent memory” fireworks, Bernhardt added that the sky will be illuminated with a mile-long firing of 10,000 fireworks.
America has recorded a recent spike in the coronavirus cases. But there has been no or minimal directive by the government on the best practices to prevent the transmission of the deadly virus, especially on masks.
Trump’s plan of massive gathering for the fireworks show is being widely criticised as it risks the health of the public.
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