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Philadelphia issues ‘stay at home’ order

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney issued a “stay at home” order on Sunday, dramatically escalating the fight against the coronavirus by requiring residents to stay inside except for essential trips such as those to buy food or seek medical help. Philadelphia News
The new restrictions in the city of nearly 1.6 million take effect at 8 a.m. Monday. “There’s no playbook for this situation, and we’re doing our best in light of the evolving health situation,” Managing Director Brian Abernathy said. The announcement came on a day when hard-hit Montgomery County suffered its first death, a 72-year-old Abington man who had been hospitalized for several days. That raised the statewide total to three. Death also was reported in Camden County; at least 20 fatalities have been reported in New Jersey. Philadelphia Medical News Meanwhile, on the day that Gov. Phil Murphy’s order banning all public gatherings in New Jersey went into effect, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said his state’s shutdown orders and restrictions might have to be extended.


Philidelphia Govt. Pass Order Stay at Home

And Sunday night, the Inquirer learned that officials with the governor’s office and legislative leaders had reached a deal on postponing the April 28 primary election until June 2.
“My understanding as of right now is everybody’s on the same page,” said State Rep. Garth Everett (R., Lycoming), the chair of the House State Government Committee. Philidephia Political News
In Philadelphia, Kenney’s order outlined changes that include:
City emergency restrictions will no longer end on March 27, but will continue “until further notice,” which aligns with Gov. Tom Wolf’s directive. Philidelphia Press Release Distribution Service 

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