Wisconsin shuts schools, bars and restaurants indefinitely in coronavirus fight – The Sun

ALL bars and restaurants have been closed in Wisconsin amid the coronavirus outbreak, and the governor has ordered a statewide ban on all gatherings of more than 10 people.

Gov. Tony Evers says bars and restaurants can still do delivery and pickup orders.

He also extended the closure of all public and private K-12 schools indefinitely and called on the Legislature to waive a one-week waiting period to receive unemployment compensation insurance.

The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin increased more than 50 per cent  in one day, from 47 to 72.

"We are seeing community spread of COVID-19 in Wisconsin. This means that there are people who have tested positive who have no exposures to a known case nor did they travel to a location where there is known community spread," says Gov. Evers.

"Today, we have cases in Milwaukee, Dane and Kenosha counties indicating that there is community spread happening in Wisconsin.

"Social distancing will help keep you, your family, and our community from increased risk of exposure. "

There was community spread of the virus in Milwaukee, Dane and Kenosha counties.

Additionally, the state health lab is prioritizing who is tested because of a shortage in the supply of materials.

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