‘We got to do it responsibly:’ Gov. Murphy warns against quick reopening of New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy says much more progress in the fight against coronavirus has to be made before he lifts any more restrictions.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2020, 9:32 AM

Updated 1,438 days ago

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The Memorial Day holiday weekend is two and a half weeks away, and many parks, golf courses, and some beaches already opened. But, even with that, Gov. Phil Murphy says much more progress in the fight against coronavirus has to be made before he lifts any more restrictions.
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The new numbers Tuesday led the governor to admonish people calling for quickly reopening the state’s economy.
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"Nobody is itching more to get this state back up and running than yours truly and the team up here, but we got to do it right,” says Gov. Murphy. “We got to do it responsibly and we are committed to that, frankly folks whether you like it or not."
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Gov. Murphy says no state has flattened the curve like New Jersey.
While certain figures continue to climb, there are other positive trends in the state: the number of people hospitalized stands at a three-week low. The governor also says the time it takes cases to double has climbed above one month in most of the state.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report. 


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