Friday, July 10, 2020
At least 26 members of the Mississippi state legislature have contracted coronavirus, the largest outbreak in any state among lawmakers. House Speaker Philip Gunn and Lt. Gov Delbert Hosemann are among the members of the majority Republican body to have tested positive. Many lawmakers didn't wear masks at the Capitol or had them pushed below the chin, AP reports. "When you get in a fishbowl of people, you're at risk," said Democratic Rep. Tom Miles, who tested negative but lost his 60-year-old mother to coronavirus in May.
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