More than 100 nudists test positive for the coronavirus after visiting France's 'Naked City'

More than 100 nudists test positive for the coronavirus after visiting France's 'Naked City'

08/25/2020
  • Europe's biggest nudist resort, Cap d'Agde in France, is seeing a coronavirus outbreak, reported The Guardian.
  • Ninety-five nudists tested positive at the resort last week and an additional 50 tested positive after returning home, per The Guardian. More tests are expected this week, so the actual number of positive cases might be even higher.
  • The infection rate among nudists was quadruple the infection rate of those in the surrounding village.
  • "We are in an alarming situation," a spokesperson for the Hérault region, which includes Cap d'Agde, reportedly said in an emergency announcement, per The Sun.
  • Cap d'Agde is located near Montpellier, France, along the French Riviera. Known as the "Naked City," according to CNN, the resort allows visitors to be naked anywhere from the bank to the beach.
  • The French Riviera has been seeing a pandemic party problem this summer. Martin Blachier, an epidemiologist at Universite de Versailles Saint Quentin, told Business Insider earlier this month that the French Riviera and Paris are the two most concerning regions where the coronavirus is escalating in France.
  • Coronavirus cases in all of France have been climbing in August. On Sunday, France saw its sharpest 24-hour increase in coronavirus cases — 4,900 — since May, reported The New York Post.
  • "The virus circulates mainly in very young people here in France, between 20 and 30 years old mostly," Blachier told Business Insider.
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