Georgia tries to reopen economy during pandemic


A stylist wearing a protective mask works on a customer at a barbershop in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., on Monday, April 27, 2020.

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Since Georgia took the widely criticized step to reboot its battered economy last month, the state has seen new Covid-19 cases steadily climb but not spike. 

It could take until later this month to know whether Georgia’s move to reopen — condemned by federal health officials and President Donald Trump at the time — contributed to a feared coronavirus resurgence, according to health experts in the state. 

Georgia became one of the first states to lift its restrictions designed to limit the pandemic’s spread when…


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