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No timetable for non-essential businesses to reopen in PA


Harrisburg, PA (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he has not set any timetable for allowing nonessential businesses to reopen or people to leave their homes.

The governor insisted Thursday that Pennsylvania has not made enough progress to “declare victory” over the coronavirus and ease up on social distancing.

GOP lawmakers have been pressing Wolf to reopen the economy, more business owners are fearing bankruptcy and at least 1.4 million Pennsylvania residents have been thrown out of work during a pandemic that has killed more than 700 statewide.

Wolf says adequate testing capabilities are not yet in place in Pennsylvania or anywhere else to start trying to return to normal.