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NBC News 10 Apr 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy Orders Release Of Low-Risk Prisoners To Prevent Coronavirus Spread


New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced an executive order calling for the release or home confinement of low-risk incarcerated individuals to prevent the spread of coronavirus in prisons.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will be signing an executive order to extend the grace period for insurance payments for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, said today: "There is an ongoing debate about the use of masks at the community level. WHO recommends the use of medical masks for people who are sick and those caring for them. However, in these circumstances, masks are only effective when combined with other protective measures. WHO continues to gather all available evidence and continues to evaluate the potential use of masks more broadly to control COVID-19 transmission at the community level."

Trump meets with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. More than 3.8 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number of claims to roughly 30 million in six weeks. The new Labor Department data comes amid a tense debate about when to reopen certain parts of the economy.
"We need this relief and we need it now."

NJ Gov. Phil Murphy urged Mitch McConnell to consider the newly-passed HEROES Act in the House because of federal aid for states and municipalities.

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