Kentucky governor warns residents to stay away from Tennessee


In this Tuesday, March 9, 2020 photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear speaks at a press conference on the coronavirus and Kentucky’s steps to combat the outbreak at the capitol in Frankfort, Ky. Kentucky has reported its first death linked to coronavirus. Beshear said Monday, March 16 that the 66-year-old Bourbon County man who died had other health conditions. (Michael Clevenger/Courier Journal via AP)

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKRN) — Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear had a strong message Friday for residents living near the Tennessee line: stay away!

During his evening press briefing, the governor said Tennessee is not doing enough to control the COVID-19 outbreak. He told Kentuckians to stay away from Tennessee, except to go to work, help a loved one or go to a grocery store that is closer to their home.

Governor Beshear said the total number of COVID-19 cases in Kentucky was at 302, as of Friday evening. That was an increase of 54 cases from Thursday. Beshear also reported three new deaths, bringing the state’s total to eight deaths associated with the virus.

For the latest numbers and health updates, you can visit Kentucky’s COVID-19 information site here.

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