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Republican Candidate For Governor Brian Kemp Attends Election Night Event In Athens, Georgia

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UPDATED: Gov. Brian Kemp has extended his stay at home order to April 30th to help slow the spread of COVID-19. He also added new restrictions on senior care facilities. He also stated that faster testing is on the way and he hopes these new restrictions will possibly slow the curve.  Schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year.

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Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has issued a state wide shelter-in-place for all of Georgia to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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He also order all schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year. Kemp stated that research shows that these drastic measures must be taken to ensure Georgia saves a many lives as possible.

There are more than 4,600 confirmed cases of the virus and nearly 140 deaths.

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