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Ducey Orders Hair Salons Closed Amid Criticism

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After mounting criticism, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Friday ordered hair and nail salons, barbers and other businesses that provide personal services to close to slow the spread of the new coronavirus.

The new order from the Republican governor takes effect at 5 p.m. Saturday and comes after he refused for weeks to clarify that shops where clients and staff must be close together needed to shut down to protect public health. Also on the new closure list are massage parlors, tattoo parlors, barber shops and tanning salons.

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