STATE VIRUS CASES AT 167; CLOSURES ORDERED IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Health officials in Alabama’s largest county have ordered the closure of non-essential businesses to curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

The number of cases in the state has grown to 167 as of Monday morning. Jefferson County Health Officer Mark Wilson says clothing stores, barber shops and department stores are among those that should close beginning Monday.

Grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and hardware and office supply stores are among those that can remain open.

Alabama on Sunday had at least 157 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Nearly half the cases are in Jefferson County.

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3/23/2020 8:27:32 AM (GMT -5:00)

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