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Thursday May 28th, 2020 10:37AM

Kemp to announce new guidance soon for Georgia businesses

By The Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp says he plans to announce new guidance soon about Georgia businesses closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with WSB-TV, Kemp said that state officials are aiming to make public new guidelines regarding businesses “over the next several days.”

“They’re wanting to open back those businesses, and people want to go participate in those activities, and I get that. We just got to make sure we do it in a way that’s safe for Georgians,” Kemp said.

Georgia has had more than 39,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, according to data from the state Department of Public Health. At least 1,687 people have died.

For most people, the coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms that clear up within weeks. But for others, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, the highly contagious virus can cause severe symptoms and be fatal.

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