Sources told the Associated Press that the governor is getting to issue the order during a news conference scheduled to be held at 11 am. The matter about the residence’s shelter would require the state’s approximately 10 million residents to avoid unnecessary travel and occupy home.
It is unclear when the request will go into effect.
Michigan Governor. Associated Press sources say Whitman will issue statewide-shelter for coronavirus
The call comes after the total number of coronavirus cases in the state exceeded 1,000 on Sunday – which makes the total in Michigan one of the highest in the country.
Michigan will join California, New York, Louisiana, Delaware, and, most recently, until Sunday afternoon in Ohio, ordering residents to live in their place. These states were home to some of the worst outbreaks of the Coronavirus, which quickly spread across the country, killing more than 200 people. By March 22, nine people had died of coronavirus in Michigan.
State governments were careful to avoid describing the decision as closing to avoid creating unnecessary panic among the population. People are still allowed to perform tasks that are essential to the health and safety of the family and pets.
This includes traveling to groceries, pharmacies, health care, utilities, freight, enforcement, and other government services.
Whitman initially refused to welcome the idea of a state-mandated order to stay inside during news conferences last week. However, as tests in Michigan increased and the number of new coronavirus cases increased dramatically, the governor alluded to the possibility of shelter in place while appearing on Sunday on ABC and FOX NEWS.
The US State Department has released a Level 4 Global Health Advice, advising Americans “to avoid all international travel because of the global impact of COVID-19”. United States citizens who are still permitted to leave should make immediate arrangements to return to the United States unless they plan to remain there indefinitely.
Since confirmation of the first cases of Covid-19 in Michigan on March 10, the governor has declared the state of emergency in the state, closed all schools, banned gatherings of more than 50 people, restricted visits to hospitals and other facilities, and closed public places such as theaters, bars, gyms, and casinos Limited restaurants to process and deliver orders.
All this was in efforts to distance the social distance and slow the spread of the virus. You can learn more about social dispersion and curve normalization in the video player above.
Symptoms of the COVID-19 coronavirus include fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
To protect yourself, wash your hands well and often, keep them out of your face, and avoid crowding and standing close to people.
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If you find yourself showing any of these influenza or coronavirus symptoms, do not go directly to your doctor’s office. Officials urge that this is just a risk of making more people sick. Call ahead and ask if you need to see and where.
The Associated Press contributed to this story
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