President Donald Trump is urging state governors to permit Americans back into their places of worship, but doing so safely is of paramount importance, particularly amid reports of churchgoers getting infected in large gatherings.
One such report comes from Frankfurt, Germany, where more than 40 were infected after attending a service, according to the New York Post.
The church and May 10 attendees did not violate any local rules, according to the city's health department, and most of the positive cases are not exhibiting symptoms, per the report.
"Most of them are not seriously ill," Rene Gottschalk told German newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. "As far as we know, only one person has been admitted to hospital."
Germany permitted people of faith to attend services since May 1, provided they follow local social distancing and hygiene protocols.
The report comes amid Trump's own pressing for U.S. governors to reopen houses of worship for people of faith.
"Governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now — for this weekend," Trump said Friday.
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