Protesters in the United States should “highly consider” getting tested for coronavirus, said Robert Redfield, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For several days, people across the US have taken to the streets to protest against police brutality and racial injustice following the killing of another Black man, George Floyd, at the hands of white officers.

“Those individuals that have partaken in these peaceful protests or have been out protesting, and particularly if they’re in metropolitan areas that really haven’t controlled the outbreak … we really want those individuals to highly consider being evaluated and get tested,” Redfield said before a House of Representatives committee.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a similar appeal to demonstrators: “Coronavirus tests are available to all protesters. We ask protesters to be responsible. Wear a mask. Get tested,” he said on Twitter.

Source: AlJazeera


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