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More Michiganders are leaving home despite stay-at-home order

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Posted at 1:33 PM, May 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 14:59:36-04

(WXYZ) — More Michiganders are leaving home as the weather warms up and some restrictions are lifted, according to The New York Times.

According to the newspaper, last week 39% of people stayed home, which was down from its peak at 50%.

"No state saw a larger drop in the share of people staying home last week than Michigan, even though its stay-at-home order remained in place. While half of the state’s residents stayed home on average during the preceding six weeks, that number declined by nearly 11 percentage points last week, as approximately one million people there started moving around again," the Times reported.

Protests in recent weeks have led to people gathering in masses at the Capitol building in Lansing. Another is scheduled for Thursday.

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