Coronavirus: Church service exposes more than 180 people to virus

A person who later tested positive for the coronavirus after attending a church service in California on Mother’s Day has possibly exposed more than 180 others to the virus.

The church in Butte County, California, defied a state order prohibiting gatherings of any size, county health officials said.

"Moving too quickly through the reopening process can cause a major setback and could require us to revert back to more restrictive measures," officials said in a statement.

The name of the church or which city it is in was not released.

All of the other attendees who were exposed have been notified and told to quarantine.

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