Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia

Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia

Kemp announces shelter in place order for Georgia

Gov. Brian Kemp has announced that he will issue a shelter-in-place order tomorrow for the entire state of Georgia. Governor Kemp's announcement came weeks after medical professionals warned coronavirus infections would explode across Georgia without strict social distancing measures.

"The reason I'm taking this action, like I've continued to tell people, I'm following the data, I'm following the advice of Dr. Toomey..."

"Well, we didn't know that until the last 24 hours", he added.

Kemp's claim that he only learned on Tuesday that people can spread Covid-19 without knowing they have it is alarming. In particular, Kemp pointed to what he said was the recent discovery that the virus can be spread by people who are not exhibiting symptoms. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated its guidelines for outbreak mitigation regarding asymptomatic transmission, leading Georgia health officials to change their projections for an outbreak in the state.

"New York has gotten far more than any other state, including hospitals and a hospital ship, but no matter what, always complaining", the president said in a tweet addressing criticisms from Sen.

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