Patrons in a bar filling the entire space, as if the pandemic had suddenly subsided. This, despite the news that the state is one of the growing coronavirus hotspots in the country.
The Arizona Department of Health Sciences announced on Friday that there were 3,246 new Covid-19 cases, a daytime record number.
Arizona was one of the first states to reopen, but the impact of the virus is everywhere in Tempe as some companies are still shutting down.
Charles Gbekia wasn’t wearing a face cover as he led her into a crowded bar.
Arizona has reported more than 46,000 Covid-19 cases, with 1,312 deaths.
Phoenix has ordered residents to wear masks, one of more than a dozen cities across the state to advertise local mask orders.
Alarmed by the rapid increase in cases, more than 3,000 doctors and nurses sent a letter to the government. Doug Ducey this week, urging him to serve as masks.
Ducey said he would not be order-order, instead of leaving it to local governments.
Emergency physician Dr. Murtaza Akhter, who has been treating Covid patients every day in the ER, is one of the doctors who signed the letter to Ducey.
“The governor of the state is to say that I will let the mayors decide. I mean, mayors could potentially say, “I’ll let the neighborhoods decide,” and as you can imagine, that breaks down pretty quickly, “he said.
Akhter is angry with people and who are not wearing a mask.
“To tell the whole world that basically I’m a social Darwinist if you die, I don’t like, I just want my beer and burger is, it’s really … I mean, even kindergarten kids have more empathy for other people. It’s really overwhelming, ”he said.
Arizona will be in the national spotlight next week as President Donald Trump is to attend a Students-sponsored Trumpet event on Tuesday at 3,500-church headquarters in Phoenix.
While Trump will be subject to the city’s new mask order, a source in the city of Phoenix told CNN that it is unlikely to rally visitors or ticket holders if they fail to wear a mask, adding that the purpose of the education ordinance and that the worst repeat offender would be provided with a ticket.