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Oct 6 (Reuters) - Wisconsin officials on Tuesday issued a new order limiting the size of indoor public gatherings as the Midwestern state faces a spike in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations.
According to the new directive issued by the state’s department of health services, gatherings will be limited to no more than 25% of a room or building’s total occupancy.
“We’re in a crisis right now and need to immediately change our behavior to save lives,” Governor Tony Evers said in a statement. “We are continuing to experience a surge in cases and many of our hospitals are overwhelmed, and I believe limiting indoor public gatherings will help slow the spread of this virus.” (Reporting by Maria Caspani, Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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