Mississippi Governor extends shelter-in-place order for another week

MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves gave an update on the state’s shelter-in-place order during a press conference Friday morning.

Reeves said he has extended the order for seven more days.

The original order was set to expire on Monday.

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Reeves said the state saw its largest number of increases in COVID-19 cases this week.

“I wanted to announce that we can all ease up and re-open today, but we can’t," Reeves said. “We are still in the eye of the storm.”

Reeves thanked Mississippians for their strength and courage during this time.

Reeves said President Trump told him to open up the state as soon as he felt it was safe.

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The Governor said he needed the state to shelter-in-place for one more week.

After the week, the state will be through the peak use of its resources and can begin to reopen, according to Reeves.

Reeves said the state’s lakes and beaches can be reopened safely.

Reeves said this a step toward recovery.

“We are heading towards reopening,” Reeves said.

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