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Governor: NJ seeing 'small spikes' in virus from travelers

Phil Murphy
Posted at 5:42 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 17:42:43-04

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey is starting to see “small spikes” in COVID-19 infection from people returning from trips to places like South Carolina and Florida, Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

The “most recent and most prevalent” example was a wedding in Myrtle Beach from which New Jersey residents returned with the virus, but “we’ve got other cases that we’re running down,” Murphy said.

The governor said he believes a national strategy is needed, and wearing a mask should be “a national requirement.”