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A coronavirus party (Template:Lang) is a gathering, ostensibly to catch covid-19, but sometimes just held on the basis that the participants are not worried about the consequences either personally or to the community. The phenomenon has been noted in Germany, the United States and the United Kingdom. Such gatherings are explicitly mentioned (and banned) in the Netherlands model safety orders for the pandemic.
At least one participant at such a party in Kentucky has tested positive for the virus.
Other events, such as coronavirus themed gatherings, have also been condemned as unwise.
- "Friends throw 'coronavirus party' with face masks, 'Quarantini' drinks, Pandemic game". https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-party-friends-face-mask-quarantine-drinks.amp?fbclid=IwAR2zhcQeJ-FnOsiPbqoU31RT0O7XFsyVMei3Zfk2IZBhQSmcpog66C7GSWM. Retrieved 25 March 2020.
- Noodverordening van de voorzitter van de veiligheidsregio [...], page 7 (Article 2.1: 'Verboden samenkostem en evenementen) 26 March 2020, accessed 28 March 2002.
- "A group of young adults held a coronavirus party in Kentucky to defy orders to socially distance. Now one of them has coronavirus". https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/health/kentucky-coronavirus-party-infection/index.html. Retrieved 25 March 2020.