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Few new restrictions as Georgia's shelter-at-home order ends

Few new restrictions as Georgia's shelter-at-home order ends
Posted at 4:03 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 16:02:59-04

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp is extending his emergency powers to June 12 and telling the elderly and medically fragile to shelter in place until then.

But the Republican governor says Thursday that he won't keep additional restrictions on most of the state's 10 million residents as his broader shelter-in-place order expires at midnight.

Kemp had already carved big loopholes in his order when he allowed some businesses to reopen last week and Monday.

Kemp tells The Associated Press he's been pleased with how his effort to reopen some businesses in the state has gone as COVID-19 has sickened 26,000 people in the state and killed more than 1,100.