Indiana governor orders residents to stay home due to virus

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has ordered residents to remain at home for two weeks starting Wednesday except for workers in essential industries or those who need to go outside for groceries and medicine. The governor’s order issued Monday mirrors similar orders in adjacent Illinois, Michigan and Ohio to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Holcomb’s order begins at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday and ends on April 6 at 11:59 p.m., but he said it could be extended. Holcomb said the order was imposed to slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. The state has reported seven deaths and 259 virus infections.   (AP)

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