U.S. leaders tighten restrictions to slow coronavirus outbreak

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. jumped past 4,600 on Monday, with at least 85 deaths, according to CDC and government data. President Trump told Americans to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people, adding the outbreak could continue for months. “It’s bad,” he said.

Cities and states across the country announced increasingly tight restrictions to slow the spread of the flu-like virus. San Francisco area leaders told seven million people in six counties to “shelter in place.”

Other localities ordered restaurants, bars, and other public gathering spots to shut their doors. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that his country is closing its borders for non-citizens with several exceptions, including American citizens. Italy, France, Germany, and Spain all announced harsher social distancing policies and immigration controls.

In the hunt for Federal dollars, Jackson City Mayor issued a state of emergency in defense of the flu.

There have been no reported cases in Jackson, TN.

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