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Whitmer plans to further ease coronavirus restrictions

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Feb. 9, 2021 photo
Michigan Office of the Governor
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says her administration will announce the further loosening of Michigan's coronavirus restrictions in coming days. She did not elaborate much in a Wednesday news conference, in which she again pressed the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a multibillion-dollar COVID-19 relief funding plan.

A state health department order limits indoor restaurant capacity to 25%, imposes a 10 p.m. curfew and restricts the size of inside residential gatherings to no more than 10 people from two households, through March 29. Whitmer says case numbers and public health metrics are trending in the right direction.