Girls on TikTok 'taking bets on who would get coronavirus next'

A group of girls whose friend tested positive for coronavirus joked who might be next in a TikTok video where one admitted to licking faces.

The friends were slammed for their viral video where they were seen taking bets on who would catch Covid-19 next after spending a night out together.

In the 55-second clip, the seven the girls, from Skerries near Dublin, Ireland, each introduce themselves before speculating who they expect to test positive.

One said:“All the girls just got tested for corona and we’re going to guess on who’s going to test positive.”



Another said: “I think that everyone is going to test positive because I like to lick and share drinks with people when I’m drunk and I also tested positive so good luck.”

It is thought one of the friends, who have been hanging out in lockdown, initially tested for the virus after they went out to dinner and she began feeling unwell.

Speaking to the Irish Mirror, a source said:“The girls in the video are a part of a much larger friendship group who have been hanging out during lockdown.

“One of the group began feeling unwell after they went out to dinner in Dublin.

“That individual went and got a Covid test which came back positive which led to the whole friendship group awaiting tests and self isolating.

“One then jokingly made an insensitive TikTok of the group predicting whose test would come back positive considering their last outing.

“None of the group knew they had Covid before licking each other’s faces, etcetera.

“The girls have recognised that they shouldn’t have been sharing drinks, licking faces etcetera and that the TikTok was wrong and insensitive.

“Their actions are not acceptable 100 percent, but this harassment online is not on.”

It is believed the girls are close contacts of some members of Skerries Harps, a local Gaelic Athletic Association club.

The club announced it is suspending all activity of its Adult Ladies Football and Camogie teams as a precaution.



Skerries Harps GGA Club near Dublin, Ireland

In a statement, a Skerries Harps spokesperson said: “The club made the decision to suspend all activity for our Adult Ladies Football & Camogie teams until further notice.

“While none of our Club members have tested positive for Covid-19 at this time, we believe this is the appropriate course of action to take in the best interests of all our Club members & the wider community.

“The club have followed all HSE, Government and GAA guidelines in the past few days and will continue to do so in the future.”

Skerries Town FC also announced they would be cancelling activities for the time being.

A spokesperson said: “In light of recent events in Skerries, we’ve decided to postpone all club activities until further information is made available for the club to further assess. We’ll update you as soon as possible.

“Please note this is a precautionary measure. There are no suspected Covid-19 cases in the club.”

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