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US Arizona orders bars and gyms to close for at least 30 days

02:50  30 june  2020
02:50  30 june  2020 Source:   thehill.com

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The governor of the Arizona announced the closure of bars , gyms , cinemas, waterparks and tubing rentals from Monday for at least 30 days . Saif Al Dhaheri said that mosques will remain closed for Friday prayers, but some will be open at other times while those located in industrial areas, shopping

Gov. Doug Ducey announced major actions to continue combating the spread of coronavirus in Arizona , including closing bars , movie theaters, and gyms in any counties with confirmed cases of the virus.

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Arizona bars and gyms will be closed again for at least 30 days amid a spike in coronavirus cases in the state, Gov. Doug Ducey (R) announced Monday.  

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Ducey ordered the month-long pause, which also affects movie theaters, waterparks and tubing rentals, to go into effect at 8 p.m. on Monday.

The governor is also prohibiting mass gatherings of more than 50 people, effectively halting large events ahead of July 4.  

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The first day of school for in-person learning will also be delayed until Aug. 17, according to the governor's announcement.

Arizona health officials reported 3,858 more confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the most reported in a single day in the state and the seventh time in the last 10 days that the daily cases surpassed 3,000, according to The Associated Press.   

a man standing in front of a crowd: Arizona orders bars and gyms to close for at least 30 days © Getty Images Arizona orders bars and gyms to close for at least 30 days

Several states have taken steps to halt or reverse their reopening plans amid new COVID-19 spikes, particularly in the South and the West.

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) issued a similar order shutting bars and reining in the capacity allowed at restaurants, saying he regrets moving forward so soon with the state's reopening. 

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Covid-19 is increasingly a disease of the young, with the message to stay home for the sake of older loved ones wearing off as the pandemic wears on. The dropping age of the infected is becoming one of the most pressing problems for local officials, who continued Wednesday to set curfews and close places where the young gather. U.S. health experts say that they are more likely to be active and asymptomatic, providing a vast redoubt for the coronavirus that has killed almost 130,000 Americans.In Arizona, half of all positive cases are people from the ages of 20 to 44, according to state data.

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