Gov. Murphy confirms 3rd coronavirus-related death in New Jersey

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Gov. Phil Murphy says that a 90-year-old man has died from complications stemming from the coronavirus.

The governor says that the man was being treated at Hackensack University Medical Center at the time. He is the third coronavirus-related death in the state this month.

On Monday afternoon, Murphy announced 80 new coronavirus cases in the state, bringing the total number of cases to 178. The governor also announced sweeping restrictions in an effort to limit exposure and to help reduce the outbreak.

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All schools in New Jersey will close by Wednesday. Non-essential businesses across the state were told to close by 8 p.m. Monday until further notice. New Jersey residents were urged to stay home after 8 p.m. and non-essential traveling would be “strongly discouraged.”

Gatherings of more than 50 people were also discouraged. Although the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended limiting groups to no more than 10 people.

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Restaurants may stay open in New Jersey, but dine-in service would not be allowed. Restaurants may only offer takeout or delivery.

Businesses like grocery stores, laundromats and gas stations would be allowed to stay open.

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