July 9, 2020
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Washington State Prevents Counties from Full Reopening as Coronavirus Cases Increase

Washington State Prevents Counties from Full Reopening as Coronavirus Cases Increase

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Washington Governor Jay Insley announces measures to curb the spread of coronavirus at a March 11, 2020 press conference in Seattle, WA.

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On Saturday, Washington Governor Jay Insley announced that the state will stop the transition of some of its constituencies to the next phase of discovery, as the coronavirus is showing signs of acceleration.

“Growing incidences throughout the state and concerns about the continued spread of the COVID virus have made Phase 4, which would essentially mean that there are no restrictions impossible at this time,” according to a state order from Insley and John Wisman, Washington’s Secretary of Health.

Washington State accepts formulated approach to open, allowing some countries to open earlier than others. The Phase 4 of the State Recovery Plan will resume all recreational activities and will bring together more than 50 people in accordance with the state plan. It would also allow people at high risk of a serious illness to resume social interaction with physical distance.

District 4 will also be allowed to open its nightclubs, concert venues, and major sporting events, in accordance with the state plan. In accordance with the order, eight out of 39 state districts were ready to proceed to stage 4.

On Tuesday, Insley joined a handful of other states requiring people to wear face coatings when in public places.

Washington is one of 34 states in the United States, where the number of cases of coronavirus is growing by 5% or more, based on a moving average of seven days, according to a CNBC analysis of data from Johns Hopkins University.

The state reported an average of 465 new cases over the past seven days, an increase of almost 34% from a week ago, according to Hopkins.

Other states with an increasing number of cases and hospitalization from Covid-19 have either suspended or rolled back some of their reopening plans.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Friday that the state will close its bars and reduce the capacity of restaurants indoors in its restaurants, among other modifications and closures, as cases and hospital admissions continue to grow.

Florida also closed bars throughout the state. On Saturday, the state department of health recorded its the second day in a row recording coronavirus cases.

San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced Friday that the city will postpone reopening scheduled for Monday, which included nail salons, hairdressers, and outdoor bars, as the coronavirus is showing signs of acceleration in California.


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