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Statement from Gov. Henry McMaster on Possible Cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in South Carolina

March 6, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Governor Henry McMaster today released the following statement in response to the news that there are two possible cases of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus in South Carolina:

“Healthcare authorities in South Carolina have been preparing for this eventuality and there is no reason for public alarm. DHEC is working with the CDC on confirmation for these cases. South Carolinians should continue to follow recommendations and information provided by official sources.”

Additionally, Governor McMaster will hold a media briefing with state public health officials tomorrow, Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 AM.

WHO: Gov. Henry McMaster, state public health officials

WHAT: Media briefing

WHEN: Tomorrow, Saturday, March 7 at 10:00 AM

WHERE: South Carolina Emergency Operations Center, 2779 Fish Hatchery Road, West Columbia, S.C.