Kentucky Resident Tested Positive for COVID-19 Following Coronavirus-Themed Party, Governor Andy Beshear Reports

Lois Oladejo
Mar 26, 2020
10:30 P.M.
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Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announces that a resident of Kentucky has been tested positive for coronavirus and gives stern warning to other residents.

During the press conference in which Beshear made the announcement, he did not reveal the age of the patient, and neither did he disclose more details on the individual's condition.

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Nonetheless, the Governor had stern words of warning to other residents who were exhibiting any careless behaviours similar to the patient in question. He said:

"We still have folks that aren't following the recommendations. And that ultimately hurts all of us."

The Governor has, for a short while, began a daily coronavirus press briefing. During his announcement, he revealed that the careless behaviour he mentioned, referred to the individual who had attended a "coronavirus party."


Beshear continued by berating the recklessness of the individual, describing how he had to maintain his calm on finding out that such people who deemed themselves indestructible could put others at risk.

The exponential spread of the disease causes Beshear to close all non-essential businesses.

He described the patient's actions as callous as he had intentionally gone to an event that would expose himself to the disease and, in turn, kill other people.


The statistics for Kentucky as of Tuesday, March 24, in the afternoon stood at 163 positive cases, which was an alarming rise from Monday, which had 39 cases less.

The 42-year-old leader announced that he was putting a new order in place, which stated that all non-life sustaining businesses would be closed with immediate effect by 8 p.m on Thursday, March 26. Explaining the need for the order, Andy said:

"...effective Thursday at 8 p.m., we are going to be asking all non-life-sustaining businesses to close to in-person traffic."


Beshear said the official order would be released on the Governor's website on Wednesday, March 25, to give businesses clear guidance on how the rule works and affects them.

He added that life-sustaining businesses such as grocery stores, pharmacies, banks, and bourbon industry businesses, making hand sanitizers, would not be closed.

Standing by his words and duties, Beshear has done precisely as he promised — to stand by his people and do all that he can during this challenging health climate.

Beshear also announced the establishment of a coronavirus hotline — 1800-722-5725, as well as a phone number to call to report concerns that could be causing an increased spread of the virus.

Governor Beshear's passion and determination to see his people through the pandemic and keep them calm is both admirable and widely appreciated.


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