Mississippi Gov Walks Back Plans To Reopen Economy As Coronavirus Cases Spike
Gov. Tate Reeves (R) is reconsidering his plans to reopen Mississippi after the state saw the largest spike in coronavirus cases and deaths on Friday.
State health officials on Friday announced that there were 397 new cases of COVID-19 in Mississippi and 20 deaths. Reeves was going to begin slowly rolling out a plan to get residents back to work on Friday, though he decided against announcing those plans because of the increase in cases.
“Things can change quickly. We have to stay flexible. Today, I was prepared to announce further reopenings,” Reeves said at a press conference 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 …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]