June 4, 2020

Michigan Gov. Whitmer Extends Lockdown Until June 12

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Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Friday pushed her state lockdown, designed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, until June 12, keeping most public facilities closed.

Although she admitted infections and deaths from the disease are fewer in number than at the height of the pandemic, Whitmer cautioned, “We are not out of the woods yet.”

FILE PHOTO: Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the media about the flooding along the Tittabawassee River, after several dams breached, in downtown Midland, Michigan, U.S., May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer addresses the media about the flooding along the Tittabawassee River, after several dams breached, in downtown Midland, Michigan, U.S., May 20, 2020. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

“If we’re going to lower the chance of a second wave and continue to protect our neighbors and loved ones from the spread of this virus, we must continue to do our part by staying safer at home,” she said in a statement, according to the Detroit Free Press. (RELATED: Dr. Siegel Tell Tucker: Lockdown Producing ‘More Deaths From Despair‘ Than Coronavirus)

Whitmer, who banned the sale of garden hoses and vegetable seeds in her initial lockdown, is still prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people and has ordered the wearing of face masks when inside pubic places. Hair salons, barbers, theaters, casinos and gyms still cannot open while bars and restaurants are only partially open in two of the state’s regions.

But opinion is divided over whether extreme social distancing and stay at home legislation is actually helping to fight the coronavirus. A report this week from investment bank JP Morgan found that COVID-19 infection rates are decreasing in states that have lifted their lockdown measures.

Protesters with long guns shelter from the heavy rain during a protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer's extended stay-at-home orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Seth Herald

Protesters with long guns shelter from the heavy rain during a protest against Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s extended stay-at-home orders intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Capitol building in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. May 14, 2020. REUTERS/Seth Herald

Anti-lockdown protests have been especially angry and vocal in Michigan with armed protesters storming the state legislature in Lansing and arriving at the governor’s house to deliver their message that the lockdown is destroying the economy and their livelihood. (RELATED: Petition To Recall Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Surges Past 180K Signatures)

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro remained unfettered during the lockdown, claiming the procedure is “life sustaining.”

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David Krayden
Dailycaller.com

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