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26 Mississippi state legislators tested positive for coronavirus and many have not been wearing masks

Posted On: Jul 11, 2020   |   Posted By: Business Insider

26 Mississippi state legislators tested positive for coronavirus and many have not been wearing masks

Twenty-six Mississippi lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reported.
According to The Virginian-Pilot, 10 employees in the building have also tested positive.
Many lawmakers have not been wearing masks, and the floor of the legislature is also quite crowded and indoors.
Health experts have agreed that masks are proven to help reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission.
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Some lawmakers in Mississippi have not been wearing masks while in the state Capitol, and 26 state legislators, about one-in-six of the state's lawmakers, tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reported.
Earlier this week, WTVA reported that Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann tested positive for the coronavirus. House Speaker Philip Gunn also tested positive for COVID-19, the local outlet reported. According to CNN, neither Hosemann nor Gunn wore masks while visiting the governor's mansion last week.
"We could have done more to prevent this," State Rep. Robert Johnson III, the Democratic...

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