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Wolf: Non-life sustaining businesses closed indefinitely

HARRISBURG -­ Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday afternoon all non-life sustaining businesses will remain closed for an indefinite amount of time in an effort to combat the COVID-19 spread.

Originally, the Commonwealth set an expiration date for the order on April 6 for both businesses and schools throughout the state. Now the timeline for when they can reopen is unclear.

Wolf first ordered all non-life sustaining businesses to close on March 16 and soon after announced that the state police would enforce the closures on March 19 that same week.

“Up until now I’ve been saying another two weeks, another two weeks now; I’m going to leave the date indefinite,” Wolf said.

As of Monday there were a total of 4,087 cases of the virus in 59 counties with 33,777 testing negative and 48 total deaths in the Commonwealth, the Department of Health reported.

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