The number of new crown cases in Florida exceeds 300,000. Pence said that the Republican Congress will be held outdoors.
Source:China News Network
Zhongxin.com, July 16 (Xinhua, China) reported that in recent days, the number of new crown cases in Florida has been increasing. The Vice President of the United States Pence said on the 15th that Republican officials are considering scheduling August in Florida The Republican National Congress held in Jacksonville was moved outdoors.
Data map:US Vice President Pence. China News Agency reporter Chen Mengtong photo
“We consider holding the conference outdoors and take appropriate measures to ensure the health of all participants, our representatives, visitors and other people present.” Pence said.
Reports that Florida the sudden increase in new crown cases has led to uncertainty that has hampered the conference’s plan . Despite warnings from public health experts, President Trump still promoted the convening of the conference. He said last week that the Republican plan will be”flexible” but did not specify the specific meaning.
Pence said on the 15th that the campaign team has been in consultation with Jacksonville Mayor Curry and Florida Governor De Santis, as well as other local health officials.
“We will work closely with Jacksonville officials. The Republican National Committee is making plans, and I believe these plans will be announced by the campaign team in the next few days.” Pence said.
In recent days, a number of media reported that Republican officials are planning to move the conference outdoors due to health concerns. Although outdoor activities are safer than holding indoors, public health experts have recommended against holding large gatherings during the New Corona Virus pandemic.
On July 15, Florida reported more than 10,000 confirmed cases, with a cumulative total of over 300,000 cases. At the end of June, the Jacksonville City Government had required residents to wear masks in public places to prevent the spread of the virus.