Arkansas governor: Easing virus surgery limits a priority

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Fort Smith, Arkansas September 24, 2019 - The U.S. Marshals Museum in Fort smith Arkansas choose the 130th Anniversary of the U.S. Marshals to dedicate it’s brand new Hall of Honor and the museum building itself. This is the first part of the museum to be finished so far, the museum is still under construction and hopes to open to the public by the end of next year. Speakers at todays dedication included Doug Babb, Sam T. Sicard, Robert A. Young III, Ltd. Governor Tim Griffin, Governor Asa Hutchinson and U.S. Marshals Director Donald Washington. Photo by: Shane T. McCoy / US Marshals

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ governor says that reopening the state’s hospitals to elective surgeries is a priority when the state prepares to ease restrictions imposed during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he’ll meet Friday with a medical advisory board he formed to consider criteria for easing restrictions ordered because of the virus outbreak. Health officials said the number of coronavirus cases in the state as of Thursday has risen to at least 1,620 people. Four more people have died from the virus, bringing the state’s total deaths to 37.

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By ANDREW DeMILLO