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Mississippi, Louisiana don't care about COVID, to end mask mandates, ease rules

Christian Fernsby |
Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said that as of Wednesday, he is getting rid of most mask mandates that he had imposed to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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He is also lifting most other restrictions, including limits on seating in restaurants.

“The governor's office is getting out of the business of telling people what they can and cannot do,” Republican Reeves said during a news conference Tuesday.

Reeves said he is issuing a new executive order that takes effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday and remains in place until March 31.

The governors of Michigan, Mississippi and Louisiana likewise eased up on bars, restaurants and other businesses Tuesday, as did the mayor of San Francisco.

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