Gov. Murphy: NJ seeing 'small spikes' in virus from travelers

Gov. Phil Murphy says the state is starting to see “small spikes” in COVID-19 infections from people returning from trips to places like South Carolina and Florida.

News 12 Staff

Jul 5, 2020, 9:45 PM

Updated 1,385 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says the state is starting to see “small spikes” in COVID-19 infections from people returning from trips to places like South Carolina and Florida.
Murphy said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that the “most recent and most prevalent” example was a wedding in Myrtle Beach from which New Jersey residents returned with the virus, but “we’ve got other cases that we’re running down.”
The governor said he believes a national strategy is needed, and wearing a mask should be “a national requirement" that comes from Washington.
It comes after Hoboken Mayor Ravi Bhalla said Saturday that 13 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the past two days - marking the city's highest two-day total since mid-May. He said the people who tested positive have recently traveled, and that 12 out of 13 had traveled to states on New Jersey's quarantine list.
Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.
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