Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced that her stay-at-home order for the state will end on April 30. Ivey said she consulted with businesses and political advisors to lift the coronavirus order– which will likely place lives in danger.
Ivey admitted the danger during her announcement: “The threat of COVID-19 is not over. We are still seeing the virus spread,” notes the Associated Press.
There have been 6,500 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Alabama, and 241 deaths.
Ivey said retail stores (50% occupancy), beaches and non-emergency medical procedures can reopen under her new “safer at home” order.
Ivey said her new order does not allow more than 10 people to congregate at a beach even though deadly virus can easily spread among groups of less than 10.
Ivey said restaurants will stay closed for on-site dining, as will hair salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors and other close-contact services.
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