Massive US protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.” Government leaders in the U.S. are warning that the massive protests following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis could fuel a new surge in coronavirus cases. It’s also an issue from Paris to Hong Kong, where anti-government protesters accuse police of using social distancing rules to break up rallies. Health experts fear that civil unrest in the United States could increase increase coronavirus infections and deaths in the country that already leads the world in both categories.