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Speaker Gunn dispels rumors of statewide shutdown

Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. Photo courtesy of Telesouth Communications Inc.

During a press briefing on Friday, President Donald Trump stated that a national lockdown was not being considered as a response to the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, but rumors continued to circulate.

These rumors were shut down on a national level by Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and in Mississippi by Speaker of the House Philip Gunn.

While the Governors of states like New York, California, Illinois and Washington have issued “stay-at-home” orders, Gunn said on Twitter that there is no plan to issue such an order in Mississippi.

On Friday, the Mississippi State Department of Health did recommend the suspension of dine-in services at all restaurants and bars across the state.

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