‘I sure as heck hope we don't’: Gov. Murphy not expected to shut down state again despite recent increase of cases

Gov. Phil Murphy says he does not expect to have to shut down the state again, despite a recent increase of coronavirus cases.

News 12 Staff

Oct 1, 2020, 7:08 PM

Updated 1,362 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says he does not expect to have to shut down the state again, despite a recent increase of coronavirus cases.
"I sure as heck hope we don't, and I do not anticipate it,” says Gov. Murphy. “I will be profoundly saddened, and I will say shocked if we have to shut the whole place down again. I just don't see that."
The governor went on to stress that New Jersey has more safeguards in place now than it did in March.            
The safeguards include better knowledge of coronavirus, face covering mandates, and an increase in testing and contact tracing.


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