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Vicksburg mayor expands emergency order

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Vicksburg mayor expands emergency order
Vicksburg mayor expands emergency order
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CENTERS AND BARBER SHOPS TOCLOSE FORONE WEEK STARTING MONDAY AT NOON "WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING THAT WECAN MAKE CERTAIN THAT WEBE AHEAD OF THE CURVE THIS MOSTDEVASTATING DISEASE." VICKSBURGMAYOR GEORGE FLAGGS ISSTEPPING UP THE RIVER CITY'SFIGHT AGAINSTCOVID-19 AFTER A 45- YEAR-OLDWOMAN BECAME THE PERSON INWARREN COUNTY TO TEST POSITIVEFOR CORONAVIRUS.

"SHE STARTEDDEVELOPING THESYMPTOMS THE FEVER THE COUGH."DOCTORS SAY THE WOMAN STARTEDHAVINGSYMPTOMS LAST WEDNESDAY AFTERSHERETURNED HOME FROM A TRIP TO NEWORLEANSWHERE THE VIRUS HAS KILLED 73PEOPLE."RIGHT NOW WE'RE ASKING PEOPLETHAT DON'T HAVE TO TRAVELOUTSIDE WARREN COUNTY TO AVOIDIT BECAUSE EVEN HINDS COUNTY IHAVE A HIGH NUMBER OF CASES ASWELL.""I DON'T WANTBELABOR OR STIGMATIZE ANY CITYBECAUSE IT COULD BE USTOMORROWMAYOR FLAGGS SUNDAY ORDEREDCERTAIN BUSINESSES TO CLOSE ATNOON MONDAY.THE LIST INCLUDES DAYCARECENTERS,BARBER AND BEAUTY SHOPS ALONGWITH NAILSALONS.THE MAYOR ALSO ISSUEDRESTRICTIONS ONFUNERAL SERVICES IN VICKSBURG.

ALIMIT OF 10 PEOPLE FOR INSIDEMEMORIALS.GRAVESIDE SERVICES CAN HAVE NOMORE THAN25 PEOPLE.WE'RE TAKING MEASURES THATWE BELIEVE THAT HAVE BEEN PROVENAND OTHER CITIES ANDOTHER STATES SO THAT WE CAN MAKESURE THAT VICKSBURG IT'S NOTBECOME A STATISTIC LIKE OTHERS.

MAYOR FLAGGS SAYS HE'SCONSIDERING EVEN TOUGHERRESTRICTIONS.

ORDERING PEOPLE TOSTAY HOME.

HE SAYS HE WILLFOLLOW THEGOVERNOR'S LEAD ON THAT.

ROSSADAMS 16 WAPT NEWS.

THANK YOU ROSS...




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