US health officials take the scare out of Halloween

Los Angeles (AFP) – Forget the princess outfit, the Batman suit, or the Donald Trump mask.The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on Halloween celebrations in the US this year with health officials encouraging Americans to avoid heading out for a candy-fuelled evening and to instead stay home and hold virtual parties.”Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a statement that advised against crowded indoor costume parties or sending kids trick-or-treating.”Going to an indoor haunted house where people…

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