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US United States: what does Memorial Day look like in the midst of a Coronavirus epidemic?

00:52  24 may  2020
00:52  24 may  2020 Source:   rfi.fr

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In the United States, it’s Memorial Day weekend. Monday, May 25 is a holiday to pay tribute to members of the armed forces who died in combat. This three-day weekend traditionally marks the start of summer with tributes to veterans, beach rushes and various gatherings. But due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of these events have been canceled.

With our correspondent in Washington, Anne Corpet

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Across the United States , even as coronavirus deaths are being recorded in terrifying numbers — many hundreds each day — the true death toll is likely much higher. For families who have lost a loved one in the midst of this epidemic , there is an urge simply to know: Was it the coronavirus ?

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This is heartbreaking for the residents of Ironton, Iowa, who pride themselves on being the first American city to have organized a parade in tribute to veterans. Every year since 1868, the parade held there has attracted tens of thousands of Americans. This year, no fanfare or crowd bathing, only a few vehicles will circulate, and tourists are invited to stay at home.

At Cape Code off Boston, it has been a nearly fifty year sailing race that has had to be canceled. In the federal capital, the Mall usually invaded by thousands of bikers for Memorial Day will remain deserted

Across the country, the parades, concerts, and giant barbecues that normally punctuate this holiday weekend have been banned. Most states in the United States have lifted the strict containment guidelines, but still ban gatherings of more than ten people. Health officials are concerned, however, that the coastline has become widely accessible again, and it will likely be difficult to enforce safety instructions on crowded beaches.

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