Several faculty students in an Alabama metropolis organized “Covid-19” events as a contest to see who would get the virus first, officers mentioned.
Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry mentioned students hosted the events to deliberately infect one another with the brand new coronavirus, information shops reported.
McKinstry mentioned get together organizers purposely invited visitors who examined constructive for Covid-19. She mentioned the students put cash in a pot and whoever acquired COVID first would get the money.
“It makes no sense,” McKinstry mentioned. “They’re intentionally doing it.”
Tuscaloosa Fire Chief Randy Smith confirmed the incidents to the City Council on Tuesday.
The division thought the events had been rumors, however Smith mentioned after some analysis, officers found the events had been actual.
“Not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it but the state confirmed they also had the same information,” Smith mentioned.
Smith didn’t say whether or not actions can be taken in opposition to the students. He additionally didn’t say which colleges the students attend.
Tuscaloosa is house to The University of Alabama and several other different schools.
Tuscaloosa City Council members unanimously accredited a masks requirement throughout a gathering Tuesday.
For most individuals, the brand new coronavirus causes delicate or average signs, similar to fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, particularly older adults and people with current well being issues, it may possibly trigger extra extreme sickness and even be deadly.