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Oregon, New Mexico order near-lockdowns as other states resist

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 08:39:00-05

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The governors of Oregon and New Mexico have ordered near-lockdowns in the most sweeping reaction yet to the latest wave of coronavirus infections shattering records across the U.S.

But many of their colleagues in other states show little appetite for reimposing the hard-line restrictions of last spring.

Governors in many states, such as New York, Maryland, Virginia and Minnesota, have instead taken largely incremental measures over the past few days, such as limiting the size of gatherings, making businesses close early, restricting capacity or cutting off alcohol sales earlier in the evening.