California car show gets shut down after 3,000+ people turn up
It's been labelled a 'Covid-19 super spreader event'
What was meant to be a small car meet at At Loma Linda University Hospital in California, turned out to be what is being described as a COVID-19 'super spreader' after more than 3,000 people rock up.
Only around 24 cars were supposed to turn up to this event, but word must have spread and the car park ended up being full with thousands of people.
NBC Los Angeles says the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department estimates 3,000 to 4,000 people turned out for the event. It got so bad that officials declared the car show a “potential COVID super-spreader event," as there was no was social distancing would have been maintained.
But not only was this bad for the spread of the virus, but there was so much traffic that Sheriff’s Deputy Olivia Bozek told the station “We got some calls from some people who were trying to get to the hospital for medical services, and they weren’t able to get there because there was such congestion and traffic gridlock.”
Eventually, the show was shut down by the police and everyone attending dispersed but the damage has been done. The officers also issued multiple tickets to people who attended.