W.Va. Gov. Justice asks residents to help avoid statewide shutdown amid coronavirus pandemic


CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK/WFXR) – Today, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice asked Mountain State residents to help stop the spread of coronavirus and prevent a statewide shutdown.

Justice says he asks those who are not taking this seriously to take it seriously, so West Virginia can stop the spread of COVID-19.

He says the government is also looking at ways to house medical officials to help protect their families from the disease.

The National Guard is still helping to feed students throughout the Mountain State, he says, and for that, he thanks them.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources confirmed 12 cases of coronavirus exist.

There is one positive case in Jackson County, two in Jefferson County, two in Kanawha County, two in Marshall County, two in Mercer County, one in Monongalia County, and two in Tucker County.

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