Stupidity or Common Sense: Georgia Governor And The Mayor Of Atlanta War Over COVID-19 Restrictions

Kemp and Keisha

by Scott Neuman – npr.org

Georgia’s governor and the mayor of the state’s capital and largest city are at odds over COVID-19 restrictions, with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announcing a return to tough measures to control a spike in coronavirus infections and Gov. Brian Kemp insisting that her order is “non-binding and legally unenforceable.”

Bottoms, a Democrat, announced Friday that she was bringing Atlanta back to Phase 1 reopening — the most restrictive post-lockdown measures that require all residents to stay home except for essential trips.

The mayor’s order came on the same day that Georgia announced a record-breaking one-day spike in coronavirus, logging 4,400 new confirmed cases. Health authorities in Atlanta’s Fulton County says about half of the new cases in Georgia in the past two weeks have occurred in the city.

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