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As Georgia Reopens Businesses, Hospitals Brace for New Wave of Coronavirus Deaths

HeadlineApr 24, 2020

In Georgia, Republican Governor Brian Kemp has defied the stark warnings of public health experts and is reopening many nonessential businesses — beginning today.

Gov. Brian Kemp: “We will allow gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, aestheticians, their respective schools, and massage therapists to reopen their doors this Friday, April the 24th.”

The Associated Press reports President Trump and Vice President Pence told Governor Kemp on Tuesday they approved of his aggressive plan to reopen businesses — just one day before Trump reversed course and publicly said he opposed the plan.

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