Governor Baker Friday update on state’s response to coronavirus

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BOSTON (WWLP) – Governor Baker joined state health officials on Friday to provide an update on coronavirus in the state.

Governor Charlie Baker says he wants to dispel rumors of a possible shelter-in-place order statewide.

In a news conference at the State House Friday afternoon, the governor provided an update on the state of coronavirus in Massachusetts, and noted with sadness the state’s first death from the illness; a man in his 80s from Suffolk County.

Baker not issuing shelter-in-place order

The RMV has announced that they will extend expiration dates for identification cards and permits by 60 days.

The extension applies to stickers that would have expired in March and April and only effects Class D, Class DM driver’s licenses, ID cards, and Learner’s Permits.

Massachusetts RMV extends expiration date of ID’s, permits

All counties in western Massachusetts now have at least one case of coronavirus. As of 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Franklin County has one confirmed case of coronavirus, Hampden County has three cases, Hampshire with it’s first case and Berkshire County with 18. New numbers are expected to be announced at 4:00 p.m. on Friday.

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