Oct 2 (Reuters) – Officials in New Jersey and Minnesota on Friday urged hundreds of people who attended President Donald Trump’s campaign events in those states this week to get tested for COVID-19 after the U.S. president said he had contracted the coronavirus.
Trump, who has played down the threat of the coronavirus pandemic from the outset, said that he and his wife Melania were going into quarantine after testing positive for the virus just hours after hosting a fundraising event in Bedminster, New Jersey.
On Wednesday, Trump held an outdoor campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota with hundreds of attendees. Video shows Trump tossing campaign caps into the crowd, not all of whom were wearing masks.
Callie Kaspszak, a 19-year-old student at the University of Minnesota Duluth who went to the Wednesday rally, said she was somewhat worried for her health when she heard the