Mayor de Blasio calls in sick day after marching in mass protests but refuses COVID-19 test — despite symptoms and telling NYers to get tested
Source: True Pundit | Date: June 17, 2020
Hizzoner — who has repeatedly told New York residents to get tested for the coronavirus (even if they don’t have symptoms) and in fact made free testing available to anyone — took a sick day Monday after marching with thousands of protesters on Sunday. And he is still refusing to get tested for the coronavirus, the New York Daily News said.
“The mayor woke up under the weather. He’s taking the day to recuperate and we should be back to normal programming tomorrow,” spokeswoman Freddi Goldstein told the paper. “We don’t believe it’s COVID-related.”
Gothamist reported that the office said de Blasio was suffering “gastrointestinal symptoms.”
According to the Daily News, the mayor had no intention of getting a coronavirus test — and that he hasn’t had one since the beginning of the pandemic.
Goldstein said, “Based on what he is experiencing, the mayor does not believe there’s a need to be tested,” Gothamist reported.