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Health officials seek to block Trump rally in Virginia

Posted On: Sep 24, 2020   |   Posted By: My Sanantonio

RICHMOND, Va. - A Virginia health official is warning of a “severe public health threat” if a planned campaign rally for President Donald Trump goes forward Friday evening.
Dr. Natasha Dwamena, a Department of Public Health district director, said in a letter Thursday that the 4,000 people expected to attend Trump's rally at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport would be breaking Gov. Ralph Northam's executive order generally banning gatherings of more than 250 people. She said the rally should be canceled, rescheduled or scaled down to comply with the governor's order.
“The rally poses a concerning public health risk,” Dwamena said in the letter, which was addressed to the private company that leases the hangar where the rally is set to take place.
Northam's top health and transportation aides also sent letters Thursday to airport officials around the state reminding them that they have “the authority to enforce” the state's laws.
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