The mayor of Austin (Texas, USA) Steve Adler urged people to stay at home and went on holiday to Mexico. About this writes Austin-American-Statesman.
Adler asked the residents of the city to observe self-isolation and not to gather in groups because of the growing number of infected with coronavirus. The mayor said that this is “not the time to relax. Despite this, a few days before his address, he was at his daughter’s wedding, which was attended by about 20 guests, and then flew to Mexico on a private plane.
Austin-American-Statesman writes that the politician did not advertise his trip. According to the newspaper, he first spoke about her in early December, after several journalists published exposés. Adler then stated that his act “did not contradict the appeal to the residents” because he did not ask them not to travel. Some time later, the mayor apologized for the trip.
In the middle of June, an Indian infected 100 people with coronavirus at his own wedding and died two days later. Reportedly, the man initially felt healthy, but by the day of his wedding he had a fever. He insisted on postponing the event, but the heads of both families opposed the idea because of huge financial losses.