Live updates: Trump says states should find their own respirators; countries turn to drastic measures as new coronavirus infections rise outside China
Lawmakers across America are turning off the lights in bars and restaurants to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) announced that his state, along with Connecticut and New Jersey, are taking regional action to prevent the spread of the virus. Starting 8 p.m. Monday night, movie theaters and casinos will close in all three states, and restaurants and bars can only deliver meals or allow customers to carry out their orders. Grocery stores will remain open.
“Our primary goal is to slow the spread of #Coronavirus so that the wave doesn’t crash our healthcare system. Social distancing is the best way to do that,” Cuomo tweeted Monday.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D), urged tribal casinos in his state to follow the state’s goal of decreasing events with more than 50 people.
“This should not be a legal or jurisdictional discussion. It should be a discussion among tribal and state governmental partners in furtherance of public health. …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]