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Nevada Governor Activates National Guard To Fight Spread Of COVID-19

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak activated the National Guard Wednesday to lead that state’s fight against the Coronavirus and extended his order closing casinos, schools and nonessential businesses an additional two weeks through the end of April.

The new order keeps the state’s hospitality industry and most other businesses shuttered in line with national social distancing guidelines that President Donald Trump decided over the weekend to extend until April 30 to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Sisolak also issued a statewide directive telling Nevadans to stay at home, with an exception for essential trips including doctor or healthcare visits, taking a pet to the vet, buying groceries, going to a pharmacy or picking up restaurant takeout food.

As of Wednesday, at least 31 people had died of the coronavirus in Nevada, and more than 1,000 people in the state have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

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