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Michigan Gov. Whitmer holds coronavirus briefing, announces partial reopening

More than 4,900 COVID-19 related deaths in Michigan

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at her May 15, 2020, coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing.
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks at her May 15, 2020, coronavirus (COVID-19) briefing. (WDIV)

DETROIT – Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will hold a coronavirus news briefing Monday afternoon.

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Whitmer and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Chief Medical Executive Dr. Joneigh Khaldun will provide an update regarding the state’s response efforts to COVID-19.

Two weeks ago, Gov. Whitmer announced the extension of the state’s stay-home order through May 28, as well as a 6-stage plan to fully reopen the state.

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Last Monday, manufacturing, including automakers, were allowed to begin reopening and calling employees back to work, with strict safety precautions in place. Automakers restarted production today.

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