North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper issued a “stay at home” order on Friday afternoon for the entire state.
Enforcement begins at 5 p.m. on Monday.
“This will save lives,” Cooper said.
“North Carolina is now considered by the CDC to have widespread transmission,” Cooper said.
“It’s a matter of life and death,” the governor continued. “We fight this disease now so we’re better able to defeat it in the future.”
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