NJ gov calls for national mask requirement amid uptick in coronavirus cases: 'We cannot afford to go through hell again'

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy called for the U. S. to have a united stance on how to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, saying that a requirement for everyone to wear face masks in public should be part of it.

While his state has been recovering after being one of the hardest hit by COVID-19 earlier this year, Murphy said a recent uptick has been the result of residents coming back after visiting places such as Myrtle Beach, S. C. and Florida that have higher case numbers.

“To me, it says we need a national strategy, we’re only as strong as our weakest link right now," Murphy told NBC News' "Meet the Press” Sunday. He said masks should be “at the core” of such a strategy.

“Wear a mask. The virus outside is a lot less lethal than it is inside but when it doubt, when you’re going out, put on a mask," he said.

New Jersey has seen more than 13,000 confirmed deaths from COVID-19 so far, second only to New York.... (Read more)

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