Coronavirus live updates: Illinois governor issues ‘stay-at-home’ order, WHO warns of health system collapse
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- Global cases: More than 265,000
- Global deaths: At least 11,147
- US cases: At least 16,018
- US deaths: At least 210
All data above is provided by John Hopkins University.
4:35 pm: Illinois Gov. Pritzker issues ‘stay-at-home’ order
Illinois Gov. Jay Pritzker announced a statewide “stay-at-home” order. The measure takes effect on Saturday at 5 p.m. and will last until April 7, he said, adding that people will still be able to leave their homes to buy groceries, go running and for other purposes.”To avoid the loss of potentially tens of thousands of lives, we must enact an immediate stay-at-home order for the state of Illinois,” he said at a news briefing. “For the vast majority of you already taking …continued .
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