Americans defy Covid-19 social distancing rules to celebrate Memorial Day holiday

Americans defy Covid-19 social distancing rules to celebrate Memorial Day holiday
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Americans across the country appeared to abandon social distancing guidelines as they sunbathed on beaches and gathered for pool parties on Memorial Day weekend.

The long weekend traditionally signals the start of the US summer, and despite the country’s Covid-19 death toll approaching 100,000, many revellers dismissed any safety concerns to celebrate.

At the Lake of the Ozarks, made famous by the television series with the same name, hundreds gathered for a pool party to enjoy the warm spring weather. Bar tables installed in the pool were filled with drinks, as people danced and apparently forgot that Covid-19 existed.

One tweet showing video of the event, said there were “no covid concerns”, to which another replied: “There will be in 14 days from now”.

Source: The Guardian

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