COVID outbreak at Mar-a-Lago shuts down part of Trump resort: report

COVID outbreak at Mar-a-Lago shuts down part of Trump resort: report
President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are greeted by guests as they arrive to the New Year’s Eve celebration Tuesday evening, Dec. 31, 2019, at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Fla. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Mar-a-Lago, the Palm Beach resort and now home to former President Donald Trump, is partially shut down due to an outbreak of COVID-19. Under his watch about 400,000 Americans died due to the coronavirus.

The Associated Press reports part of the club has been shuttered, citing "several people familiar with the situation, including a club member who received a phone call about the closure Friday. A receptionist at the Mar-a-Lago club confirmed the news, saying it was closed until further notice, but declined to comment further."

Some workers have been quarantined and a portion of the resort has been closed down "for a short period of time."

Trump initially refused to admit just how dangerous the virus was in public, and spent the better part of a year downplaying it, which he admitted on tape to journalist Bob Woodward.


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