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Students Allegedly Throwing “Covid-19 Parties” To See Who Gets Infected First

File photo of a party Photo - The New York Times

File photo of a party Photo – The New York Times

Authorities have expressed concerns after news surfaced that students are allegedly throwing “Covid-19 parties” as part of a stupid game to intentionally infect each other with the virus.

It is gathered that the organisers of the alleged parties are intentionally inviting people infected with the novel virus to see who catches it from them first.

Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry blew the whistle on the deadly game and it was confirmed by the Chief of the Tuscaloosa Fire Department, Fire Chief Randy Smith. Smith told the City Council that such parties had been held for weeks.

“We thought that was kind of a rumor at first,” Fire Chief Randy Smith told the council members. “We did some research. Not only do the doctors’ offices confirm it but the state confirmed they also had the same information.”

Sonya McKinstry said that she had recently learned of these parties and immediately informed the local council about them. Apparently, students who willingly attend these dangerous events, “put money in a pot and they try to get COVID; whoever gets COVID first gets the pot”.

“It makes no sense, they’re intentionally doing it,” McKinstry said. “But I think when you’re dealing with the mind frame of people who are intentionally doing stuff like that and they’re spreading it intentionally, how can you truly fight something that people are constantly trying to promote?”

McKinstry also told ABC News:

“We’re trying to break up any parties that we know of.”

The novel coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation.

It has left hundreds of thousands infected and several thousand dead across the globe.

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