Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (72) called in a video with four of his predecessors and successors to wear a mask in the Corona crisis.
“Wearing a mask protects the people around you. It is not political. It is not weak, »wrote the former bodybuilder and actor on Monday on Twitter. He posted the video below, in which the incumbent governor, the democrat Gavin Newsom, as well as three other former incumbents appear and sometimes advertise the masks in a humorous manner.
"It is not over yet," warned Schwarzenegger's Republican predecessor Pete Wilson in the barely one-minute clip. Schwarzenegger himself emphasized that the corona virus was not gone just because the shopping centers were allowed to reopen with 50 percent utilization. Born in Austria, he was the 38th governor of California for the Republicans from 2003 to 2011.
The state on the west coast of the United States continues to see rising infection rates. As of Sunday (local time), there were more than 178,000 corona cases, an increase of 4,230 cases from the previous day, according to authorities. 5515 people have died with the virus. The United States has been hard hit by the Corona pandemic. According to Johns Hopkins University, over 2.3 million Americans were infected and over 120,000 died from the Sars-CoV-2 pathogen.