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Whitmer curbs virus price-gouging, works to close casinos

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 22:08:44-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed an executive order in an attempt to curb excessive price increases of emergency supplies and food during the coronavirus outbreak. She also said Sunday she's working to close Detroit's casinos and considering potentially closing all restaurants and bars across the state.

The state reported 12 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 45. Whitmer says a "younger person" is included in the new positive tests. Her measure, which takes effect Monday, restricts a person or business from reselling goods or products that are "grossly in excess of the purchase price" of products.