By Steven Karanowski, The Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota Gov. Tim Timmz said he wants neighboring Dakota to take more aggressive steps to slow down the spread of coronovirus, singing outside. South dakota Government for criticism.
Walz made the remarks on Tuesday during a press conference in St. Paul, where he announced new restrictions on bars, restaurants and gatherings in Minnesota. He said Minnesota is catching Dakota, which is leading the nation in new cases per capita.
The Democratic governor said he is not blaming neighboring states for this, but said that this summer’s Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota was “absolutely unnecessary”, and that data shows it spreads the virus beyond that state Helps in Singling Nome, who is a Republican, said he wants the state to cancel the rally and impose a statewide mask mandate, as does Minnesota.
“And it’s a little personal because the governor of South Dakota has taken to traveling to other states and criticizing others – now at a time when that state’s hospital capacity is overwhelmed,” Walz said.
Noam has repeatedly said she will not release a statewide mask requirement and has expressed doubts about health experts who say that covering the face prevents the infection from spreading. He has refused to issue a mandate to become a rising star among conservatives and replaced his presidential run. new Hampshire And Iowa There is speculation that she is scoring 2024 for the President.
A Noam spokesman, Ian Fury, said in a statement Wednesday that Walz was mistaken about the situation in South Dakota’s hospital. He said the state’s COVID-19 website states that 36% of South Dakota’s hospital capacity is free, with beds available throughout the state. However, South Dakota health officials acknowledged on Tuesday that the total number of available hospital beds in the state included intensive care unit beds designed for infants.
Fury pointed to comments made by US Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Tuesday in Pierre, where he said South bandits do not need a mandate to do the right thing and wear them voluntarily.
“Governor Noam has provided his people all with science, facts and figures, and then trusts them to make the best decision for themselves and their loved ones,” said Rosh. “She will continue that approach.”
In contrast, in North dakota, Republican Gov. Doug Bergam said this week that his state hospitals are under “enormous pressure” from increasing COVID-19 cases. He has appealed to people to wear masks and praised the communities that have mandated them, but do not need masks themselves.
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