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Stitt says not yet time for statewide shelter in place order


March 22, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Now is not the time for a statewide shelter in place order in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus, Gov. Kevin Stitt said as the number of people in the state confirmed with the virus now stands at 81.

"We're hearing of stuff happening in New York City, in California or Chicago," Stitt, a Republican, said during a Sunday evening news conference. "We have a different set of facts here.

"I'm not saying it couldn't happen."

Stitt also has so far declined to order restaurants, bars and other businesses where people congregate to shut down statewide, although mayors in several...

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