As far as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is concerned, the coronavirus pandemic is over in his state.
The governor was seen on video high-fiving MAGA supporters at Donald Trump’s rally in his state on Monday before rubbing his nose seconds later.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not recommend touching your face with unwashed hands, specifically the eyes, nose and mouth through which respiratory diseases can be spread.
This was Donald Trump’s first in-person rally since he was diagnosed and hospitalised for the coronavirus 10 days ago.
Last month DeSantis lifted all coronavirus related restrictions on businesses in the state one day after Florida recorded the highest number of deaths from the coronavirus in the country.
The state recorded 1500 new coronavirus cases on Monday with 48 deaths and 91 new hospitalizations. This brings the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Florida to 736,024 and 15,384 deaths.