“In terms of a shutdown, I don’t anticipate it, and I sure as heck don’t want to go that route,” Murphy said on “福克斯新闻周日.” “I would just beg folks, particularly in the holiday season, … keep your guard up.”
“For the next two to three months we’re in the fight of our lives. … There’s a lot of private transmission,” said Murphy, 民主党人.
Murphy has faced criticism from residents for tight coronavirus restrictions.
阿肯色州政府. Asa Hutchinson also joined “Fox News Sunday.” 阿肯色州, which has roughly one-third of New Jersey’s population, 添加 1,349 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, while New Jersey added 3,924, 根据 NJ.com.
Hutchinson said a state lockdown is the last thing he would want to do.
“We’re not trying to shut down businesses that are doing a good job,” 哈钦森, 共和党人, 说过. “We realize that you can really increase problems across the board if you start shutting down businesses, putting people unemployed going into Christmas season.”
The governors’ comments come after World Health Organization envoy Dr. David Nabarro 说过 lockdowns should be the last resort for governments.
“The only time we believe a lockdown is justified is to buy you time to reorganize, regroup, rebalance your resources, protect your health workers who are exhausted, but by and large we’d rather not do it,” Nebarro told The Spectator in October. “Lockdowns just have one consequence that you must never, ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”