Before President Donald Trump's first mass rally since the onset of the corona crisis, six of his campaign team members in Tulsa tested positive for the virus. They were part of the advance team and quarantined, Trump's campaign director Tim Murtaugh said on Saturday. Hundreds of employees have been tested. None of the positively tested employees or their direct contacts will be near participants or politicians at the event on Saturday evening.

Record numbers of new infections in Tulsa

During the registration, participants of the rally had to agree that the organizers could not be held liable for Covid 19 disease and possible consequences. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, the number of coronavirus infections has risen in recent days to its highest level since the pandemic started. Trump attributes rising infection numbers in more than 20 U.S. states to an increase in tests.

Because of the corona pandemic, the organizers announced that fever would be measured among participants, and disinfectants and masks would be issued. However, it is questionable whether those present can keep a sufficient distance from each other - especially within the closed arena, which holds 19,000 people.  

In addition to Trump supporters, the city of Tulsa is counting on tens of thousands of counter-demonstrators. Trump threatened them to crack down beforehand.