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Lansing, Michigan [AFP]. After massive acts with armed people, the furious at the strict confinement against the COVID-19 tax on Michigan they launched on Wednesday the “Operation haircut” in which barbers used their scissors and razors outside the State Capitol.

Several hundred protesters, many without masks or respect for estrangement, lined up for a free haircut in the middle of the street.

Of course, the chairs were disinfected after each cut.

This was the fourth largest protest in less than a month against the strict order to stay home in the pandemic of the coronavirus arranged by Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

At the end of April, armed protesters stormed the Capitol of Lansing, the capital of Michigan, to demand an attenuation of the strict confinement imposed to stop the advance of the coronavirus.

Michigan it is one of the hardest hit states in United States. It registers more than 5,000 deaths from conditions related to COVID-19.

Michigan it became the hub of heated discussions about when and how to reopen business in the country to mitigate the economic damage of the health crisis.

Wednesday’s protest was organized in support of barber Karl Manke who was stripped of his license for reopening his salon in early May in open defiance of the government-mandated ban.

The protest was not just about haircuts. Massages were also offered for a nominal fee.

Some were waving American flags and posters against the governor who extended the confinement until May 28.

“Whitmer is killing small businesses”said one of the posters.

The governor said she understood the residents’ frustration.

“All of us have made some kind of sacrifice. Many are mourning the loss of loved ones, the loss of a job or a business that may not open or survive this. “, said.

However, he urged protesters to protest without exposing themselves or exposing others to situations of health risk.

“If they protest, I ask them to wear masks and respect the distance of 6 feet (1.8 meters) and if they do not, we must take some action”, said.

Police fined several barbers, according to witnesses.


What is the coronavirus?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the coronavirus They are a wide family of viruses that can cause different conditions, from the common cold to more serious diseases, such as Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS-CoV) and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS-CoV).

The coronavirus recently discovered causes infectious disease by coronavirus COVID-19. Both were detected after the outbreak that occurred in Wuhan (China) in December 2019.

Fatigue, fever, and dry cough are the most common symptoms of COVID-19; however, some patients may experience nasal congestion, pain, runny nose, sore throat, or diarrhea.

Although the majority of patients (about 80%) recover from the disease without the need for any special treatment, around one in six people who contract the disease COVID-19 You develop a serious condition and have trouble breathing.

To protect yourself and prevent the spread of the disease, the WHO recommends washing your hands with soap and water or using an alcohol-based disinfectant that kills viruses that may be on your hands. In addition, a minimum distance of one meter should be maintained in front of anyone who sneezes or coughs, because if you are too close, you can breathe the droplets that harbor the virus of the COVID-19.

How long does coronavirus survive on a surface?

It is not yet known exactly how long this new virus survives on a surface, but it seems to behave like others. coronavirus.

Studies indicate that they can survive from a few hours to several days. The time may vary depending on the conditions (type of surface, temperature or humidity of the environment).


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