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Maine Governor Extends Lockdown Another Month

April 30, 2020

In Maine, the state’s coronavirus lockdown is going to last at least another month.

Maine Governor Janet Mills, a Democrat, issued a “Stay Safer at Home” order which extends the state’s stay-at-home order until May 31, as New England Cable News reports.

On June 1, people are scheduled to be allowed to attend gatherings of fewer than 50 people. Then, on July 1, the state plans to allow some businesses to open, including hotels, campgrounds, bars, tattoo parlors, and RV parks. And on August 1, the state may lift all of its business and activity restrictions, proper safety precautions would have to be taken.

“Maine has flattened the curve but we’re not out of the woods yet,” Mills said, according to New England Cable News. “These numbers give us confidence we are heading in the right direction.”

So far, 51 Mainers have died from coronavirus.

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