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Shortage of protective gear for healthcare workers a 'disaster' says Michigan Governor

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has asked President Donald Trump to declare a disaster in Michigan due to the coronavirus pandemic. The state is currently facing a shortage of personal protective gear for healthcare workers.

Some hospitals in southeast Michigan are particularly hard hit, with some nearing capacity. Whitmer says staying home and away from groups of people is the best chance of stopping the virus from spreading.