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A crowd of protesters marches from the Capitol to the White House during a protest against police brutality and racism, on June 6, in Washington, DC. Roberto Schmidt / AFP / Getty Images

Health officials have expressed concern about the spread of the coronavirus, like thousands of people The epidemic encouraged to participate in the national protests sparked by death By George Floyd.

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Sunday that it was closely monitoring demonstrations across the United States, and warned that such gatherings could stimulate coronavirus transmission. Some states are already experiencing upward trends for new cases.

For three months, the country has passed one stage after another, reaching 100,000 deaths from coronavirus in late May. Public health officials said that without the closures imposed by most states, the death toll would have been much higher.

With these closings lifted and other measures eased, the CDC and other senior US health officials have urged the use of face covers when exiting, always keeping a distance.

But The big protests make it difficult to stick to the recommended social distance CDC spokeswoman Kristin Nordlund said in a statement that the guidelines and “may endanger others”.

“It is too early to know the impact of these events, if any, on the federal response of Covid-19. Each local case is different. Local and local officials will make decisions to protect public health and safety based on conditions on the ground,” she said.

Earlier this month, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Robert Redfield, said protesters must be evaluated and tested for the virus.

He said: “I think it is unfortunately likely that this will be an event of sowing,” especially in urban areas where there has been a significant transition.

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