‘I just don't see it’: Gov. Murphy suggests it will be a while before NJ life returns to normal

Gov. Phil Murphy says it will be a while before life in New Jersey returns to how it was before coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2020, 10:02 AM

Updated 1,465 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says it will be a while before life in New Jersey returns to how it was before coronavirus.
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The governor had some sobering news for people in New Jersey, as thousands of new cases were announced Wednesday.
"The notion that we're going to go back to some sort of -- let's just turn the clock back to three months ago -- I just don't see it,” says Gov. Murphy. “People talk about a new normal and I think that's a reality."
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Meanwhile, President Donald Trump says he will make an announcement later today on guidelines for states to reopen during this pandemic. He says nationwide, the peak number of cases has passed.
But as other states tighten their restrictions -- some aren't too happy about that.
"The battle continues, but the data suggests that nationwide we have passed the peak on new cases," says President Trump.

President Trump says America may be past the pandemic peak, and he says plans to reopen the country are coming today.

"We're going to be announcing guidelines and we'll be talking about various states and it's very exciting," says President Trump.

Despite the bending of the national curve, different spots, are on different timelines. Los Angeles is seeing record deaths for a second straight day, and is planning on banning concerts and sports until 2021.
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"It's difficult to imagine us getting together in the thousands anytime soon," says Los Angles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

In New York, a new executive order is in place for situations where people can't maintain social distancing.

"You must wear a mask, or cloth or an attractive bandana," says Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Massachusetts passed more than 1,000 deaths, on the same day they marked the seventh anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing.

"Just like we're a stronger city after the marathon in 2013, we'll be a stronger city after the coronavirus in 2020," says Mayor Marty Walsh.

Outrage has taken over the streets of Lansing, Michigan, with conservative groups protesting Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay home-stay-safe executive order.

"This kind of activity will put more people at risk and sadly it could prolong the amount of time we have to be in this posture," says Gov. Whitmer.


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