Kemp Says We Can't Fight Virus from Home as Cases Tick Up

May 27, 2020

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says he wants to lift more restrictions on businesses as long as people heed coronavirus guidance from officials and public health experts. The Republican governor made the remarks Wednesday, even as state data showed the number of new daily infections trending upward after weeks of decline.

Credit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kemp said “We can’t keep fighting the virus from our living room,” according to video of his remarks posted online by WMAZ-TV. Kemp was touring a temporary medical pod setup at a hospital in Macon. Georgia has had over 44,000 cases of the virus, according to the state Department of Public Health. At least 1,900 people in the state have died.