Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Virus

The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, marking the first such reported death in the United States.

  • Published 29 February 2020

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The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, marking the first such reported death in the United States. Gov. Jay Inslee directed state agencies to use “all resources necessary” to prepare for and respond to the outbreak. The declaration also allows the use of the Washington National Guard, if necessary. “We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus,”… Read at AP News