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New Jersey governor abruptly ends briefing after learning of contact with coronavirus patient

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy left a press event suddenly after learning that he was exposed to a person diagnosed with COVID-19. Murphy, a Democrat, was speaking at an event at Camden County Community College Wednesday with Democratic Rep. Donald Norcross when he learned that he had come into close contact with someone on Saturday… Read More »

NJ governor hopes to use a ‘scalpel’ to deal with coronavirus hot spots not another broad shutdown

New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday on CNBC he hopes to avoid broad economic lockdowns to deal with rising coronavirus cases in the state and the nation. “I think we’re less likely, and please God that this is the case, we’re less likely to use blunt instruments we used in March and April… Read More »

Louisiana governor says progress against coronavirus has been wiped out in past three weeks

“We have a statewide pandemic. It’s no longer one or two regions,” Edwards told reporters in Baton Rouge. Edwards’ announcement comes as the United States passed 3 million coronavirus cases. Louisiana’s health department reported 1,891 new cases Wednesday, 95% of which are from community spread, according to Edwards. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows the… Read More »

Governor Promises To Provide Free Health Care For All Black Kentuckians Who Need It – NPR

NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly talks with Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear about the pledge he made Monday to provide free health care for all black Kentuckians who need it. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Free health care for all black Kentuckians who need it – Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear made that pledge yesterday. It is one of… Read More »

New York governor says 5-year old died from rare COVID-related complications

(Reuters) – A 5-year old boy has died in New York from a rare inflammatory syndrome believed to be linked to the novel coronavirus, highlighting a potential new risk for children in the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks at his daily briefing at New York… Read More »