Missouri governor declares emergency, notes 2 new cases

 

March 15, 2020



ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday declared a state of emergency in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus and announced the state has two more presumptive positive cases, bringing the total to four.

One of the new cases is a St. Louis County resident in the 50s who case is believed to be related to domestic travel, Parson said in a statement. Details on the other case have not been released yet.

At a news conference, Parson said he considered declaring the state of emergency "the next appropriate step to protect the public health" and stressed the move was not...



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