Mississippi Gov Walks Back Plans To Reopen Economy As Coronavirus Cases Spike

Gov Tate Reeves (R) is reassessing his plans to reopen Mississippi after the state saw the biggest spike in coronavirus cases and deaths on Friday.

State health authorities on Friday announced that there were 397 brand-new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 20 deaths. Reeves was going to start gradually presenting a strategy to get homeowners back to deal with Friday, though he chose versus revealing those plans due to the fact that of the boost in cases.

“Things can change quickly. We have to stay flexible. Today, I was prepared to announce further reopenings,” Reeves stated at an interview Friday. “That was the plan and I was excited to get more of our people back to work.”

“This is a large enough change to make me take a step back and want to look at the board, to reexamine things and I’ve come to the conclusion that I must hold on, for now, and reconsider it at least over the weekend.” The guv continued, “Not to recklessly put people in harms way.”

Reeves initially signed a “Safer At Home” order which set out a technique to enable people to return to work. The order would have enabled retail organisations to open briefly for 2 weeks, as long as they enforce social distancing guidelines, just enable 50% capability into stores and supply hand sanitizer.

As of Friday, there were 7,441 total cases of the infection and 291 deaths inMississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs stated at journalism conference that that was “the largest number of cases we’ve reported in a single day.”

Reeves was among numerous guvs who is working to reopen state economies and enable people back into the public, in spite of health authorities fears that unwinding standards to avoid the spread of COVID-19 would trigger another rise in cases.

AlabamaGov Kay Ivey enacted her own “safer-at-home” orders, enabling some organisations to open their doors, with sanitation and social distancing standards, on the night of April 30.

In Montana, bars and dining establishments can start opening its doors for dining in on Monday. Texas’ stay-at-home orders ended recently.

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