Six Trump campaign staff in Tusla test positive for coronavirus after court rejected bid to stop rally over virus fears – The Sun

SIX members of President Trump's advance staff in Tulsa have tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced Saturday.

Thousands of Trump supporters have gathered ahead of the president taking the stage in Oklahoma for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak.

“Per safety protocols, campaign staff are tested for COVID-19 before events," said Tim Murtaugh, the communications director for Trump’s campaign.

"Six members of the advance team tested positive out of hundreds of tests performed, and quarantine procedures were immediately implemented.”

Oklahoma's Supreme Court rejected a legal bid lodged by residents to stop the rally from going forward.

Everyone attending the rally will be given temperature checks before they pass through security, according to officials.

They will also be given masks to wear, if they want, and hand sanitizer at the 19,000-seat BOK Center.

Protesters and Trump followers have clashed in Tulsa ahead of the president's rally.

Trump supporters had gathered by the thousands by Saturday morning, with the rally expected to be the biggest indoor event the country in several months.

Tulsa has seen cases of COVID-19 spike in the past week, and the local health department director asked that the rally be postponed.

Republican Governor Kevin Stitt said it would be safe.




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