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More than 40 diagnosed with COVID-19 after Frankfurt church service

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More than 40 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following a church service in Frankfurt, Germany's financial center, earlier this month, the head of the city's health department told a news agency on Saturday.

"Most of them are not seriously ill. As far as we know only one person has been admitted to hospital," Rene Gottschalk told the dpa agency.

The service took place on May 10 at a Baptist church, the department's deputy chief Antoni Walczok told local newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. On its website, the church says it holds services in both German and Russian.

"The situation is very dynamic," Walczok told the paper, adding the church did not violate official guidelines aimed at containing the spread of the virus.

Churches in the German state of Hesse, where Frankfurt is located, have been able to hold services since May 1 provided they adhere to official social distancing and hygiene rules.

Frankfurt's health department was not available for comment outside business hours on Saturday.

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More than 40 diagnosed with COVID-19 after Frankfurt church service

And what did our Stable Genius President say yesterday?

“Allow these very important, essential places of faith to open right now for this weekend. If they don’t do it, I will override the governors,” 

Clorox, Hydro, no mask, open up....all clear evidence that this President is doing his best to try to kill his supporters - just like any other cult leader...

When will they open their eyes...

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We don't have a President. It will be very interesting to see what exactly the church got right, and what it got wrong. There is surely something to learn from this.

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Blind faith and coronavirus make a deadly cocktail!

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"Most of them are not seriously ill. As far as we know only one person has been admitted to hospital," Rene Gottschalk told the dpa agency.

40 cases and only one hospitalization. That person is what- elderly with a pre-existing condition?

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> Wolfpack May 24 08:24 pm JST

"Most of them are not seriously ill. As far as we know only one person has been admitted to hospital," Rene Gottschalk told the dpa agency.

40 cases and only one hospitalization. That person is what- elderly with a pre-existing condition?

What difference does that make? That's still more than what God allows.

ulyssesMay 24 02:05 pm JSTBlind faith and coronavirus make a deadly cocktail!

Don't test God. We're not ready to reopen yet. And even though in America the Dictator Vuvuzela bellows, 'I want the churches opened up NOW!!!' - what authority does he have? Diaper Donnie is just an ill-mannered puke with a God Complex and no sense of what religion is truly about. He needs to just shut his face.

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