North Carolina has seen a steady uptick in new Corona virus cases, as President Trump has called for a full-fledged Republican convention.
The number of affected residents in North Carolina continues to rise, and Republicans plan to hold their national convention this August.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University, there are 24,418 confirmed cases in the state, with 1,600 new infections reported Friday – the largest single-day rise North Carolina has ever seen.
Trump has still insisted that Democrat Roy Cooper be allowed to pack the spectrum center in Charlotte for the Republican National Convention. The president tweeted Monday that the conference would be moved if Cooper did not cooperate.
On Tuesday, Cooper said he was in talks with Republicans about logistics for the conference. His administration demanded a written security plan from the conference’s organizers and brushed off Trump’s tweets, saying he was “not surprised by anything happening on Twitter.”
“We have asked them to present a plan on paper outlining the various options we have already discussed,” Cooper said. “They know we’re talking about three months from now, so we need to have options on how this conference is going to work, depending on where we are in August.”
North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County, which includes Charlotte, has recorded nearly 3,400 coronavirus cases – more than twice the next highest county.
There is Cooper Eased in the lockdown of the stateHowever, it allows restaurants to allow customers to dine inside. But the governor has banned meetings in places, bars and gyms, like other states are free of locks.
Trump on Tuesday insisted that Cooper deliberately reopen, and said that if the confirmation could not be reached “within a week,” the Republican National Committee would look into alternatives.
“We have a governor. He doesn’t want to open the state,” Trump said. “He’s very slow and very suspicious.”
With Post Wires