Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves speaks with the press in Tupelo, Mississippi. Photo: Rory Doyle for The Washington Post through Getty Images
Details: Reeves’ order Tuesday intends to restrict individuals’s physical interactions, however the Jackson Free Press notes it “seems to declare that a lot of types of businesses in Mississippi are ‘vital,'” consisting of public and private markets and organizations. The move triggered confusion as to whether it bypasses stay-at-home orders released by regional authorities, the Mississippi Today reports
What he’s saying: ” We’re following our professionals and I’ve invested numerous sleepless nights praying for knowledge in this unmatched time,” Reeves tweeted.
Context: Reeves made the remarks in response to a segment on “‘ The Rachel Maddow Show” Tuesday on Mississippi not enacting a stay-at-home order, and a subsequent post of the video on MSNBC’s website Tuesday, headlined: “Mississippi governor untroubled by COVID crises in neighboring states.” Reeves called the report a “dangerous lie.”
The big image: Mississippi had actually confirmed 377 cases and five deaths from the virus Wednesday, per the state health department
- 21 mentions guvs, mostly Democrats, had actually issued stay-at-home orders by Wednesday night.