WWE is an essentially business - Florida mayor Demings wants sport to continue

WWE is an essentially business - Florida mayor Demings wants sport to continue

- WWE has come under pressure after the company announced its first case of the deadly Coronavirus

- But the Mayor of Florida Jerry Demings has stated that the WWE is an essential business to the public

- The performance center of WWE is located in Florida and the venue have hosted RAW, SmackDown and Wrestlemania since the pandemic

WWE been have been in operation since the global pandemic and Mayor of the Orange County has declared them an essential business.

The pro-wrestling organization have been making use of their performance center located in the state to hold their RAW, SmackDown and recently Wrestlemania 36 events.

And Demings has gone on to defend the WWE on why they have allowed them to stay while other businesses have been shut down.

"I think initially there was a review that was done and they were not initially deemed an essential business,” Demings said.

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"With some conversation with the Governor’s office regarding the Governor’s order, they were deemed an essential business. And so, therefore, they were allowed to remain open."

WWE also revealed that have been taking necessary precautions on the safety of their staffs amid the spread of COVID-19.

Demings addressed that situation a few hours before Monday Night RAW took place.

“In terms of the specifics associated with the wrestling personality who tested positive, I don’t know any of the details of that obviously because of HIPAA laws," Demings said.

"But, that’s like a little family. A small family of professional athletes that wrestle. And, if one of my family members tested positive in my house, that would be concerning to me."

"We would have to make some provisions in our house to make sure that the rest of us not get infected. So, I would assume that, from a business perspective, the WWE is doing that type of analysis of its own family."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have confirmed their first case of the dreaded coronavirus.

A staff member within the company is said to have contracted the virus after coming into contact with two infected healthcare workers.

According to a statement released by WWE, the employee whose identity remains confidential did not expose any other colleague to the virus after being infected.

A memo signed by wrestling legend Tripple H had previously been sent to WWE workers notifying them one of their own had been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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Source: Legit.ng

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