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Governor's lockdown to slow outbreak in Gallup expires


GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A governor-ordered lockdown designed to combat a surging coronavirus outbreak in the western New Mexico city of Gallup expired Sunday, but the city's mayor said the problem persists.

"Our numbers are still getting higher and higher on a daily basis," said Gallup Mayor Louis Bonaguidi, who has called the COVID-19 outbreak a "crisis of the highest order."

Bonaguidi also told CNN in a brief interview that city officials likely will now ask every Gallup resident to wear a mask when they go outside.

"We're doing everything we can to get these numbers down," the mayor said....

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