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COVID-19: 6 Trump staffers test positive in Tulsa ahead of rally

Six members of President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign staff tested positive for coronavirus on-site at Tulsa’s BOK Centre, where Trump has a campaign rally scheduled for Saturday night.

Trump Campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh told ABC News quarantine procedures were immediately implemented.

“No COVID-positive staffers or anyone in immediate contact will be at today’s rally or near attendees and elected officials,” Murtaugh said in a statement.

Tulsa has seen cases of COVID-19 spike in the past week, and the local health department director asked that the rally be postponed. But Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt said it would be safe. The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Friday denied a request that everyone attending the indoor rally wear a mask, and few in the crowd outside Saturday were wearing them.

The Trump campaign said it will hand out masks and hand sanitizer, but there is no requirement that participants use them. Participants will also undergo a temperature check.


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