Republican Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said his state is “not gonna participate in a nationwide lockdown,” as coronavirus cases surge throughout the nation and some areas have re-issued COVID-19 mandates.
“The fact is, we’re gonna try to work with whomever the president is, but we’re not gonna participate in a nationwide lockdown,” Reeves said in a Thursday press conference, according to Fox News.
“The people of Mississippi can’t just go home, shut down their small business, shut down their restaurants, shut down their gyms …and just think that you can come back six weeks from now, flip a switch and everything’s gonna be fine,” he continued. “That’s not the way the economy works.”
The governor said if former Vice President Joe Biden becomes president, not much will change in regards to COVID-19. He added Mississippi will not participate in a nationwide shutdown. https://t.co/lIX2R5i2zI
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One of president-elect Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisers on Wednesday said a four-to-six-week nationwide lockdown may curb the spread of the virus in an interview with Yahoo Finance, according to a separate Fox report. Reeves appeared to oppose such a measure.
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