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Savannah Parade Postponed as Georgia Reacts to Virus

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Business leaders in Savannah, Georgia, have postponed the city’s 196-year-old St. Patrick’s Day parade amid concerns about the new coronavirus. The March 17 parade has ballooned into a massive street party that’s Savannah’s most profitable tourism draw.

At the Georgia Capitol on Wednesday, Gov. Brian Kemp took the extraordinary step of asking state lawmakers to approve $100 million in additional funding to help the state combat the virus. In Georgia, 22 people have now tested positive for COVID-19, though some tests have yet to be confirmed by the CDC.

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