Beshear announces order to restrict travel outside Kentucky

FILE - In this March 13, 2020 file photo, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear discusses developments in Kentucky regarding the new coronavirus in Frankfort, Ky. Beshear ordered bars and restaurant dine-in services to close in another aggressive step to contain the new coronavirus as the state reported its first death linked to the illness.(AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
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FRANKFURT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new order instructing Kentucky residents to avoid traveling to other states.

It's another aggressive step aimed at containing spread of the new coronavirus. His order on out-of-state travel include several exceptions.

The governor's chief of staff, La Tasha Buckner, says it doesn’t apply to Kentuckians going to other states for work; to get food, medicine and other necessities; for health-care visits; to care for a loved one; or if a court requires the travel.

People traveling outside Kentucky will be expected to go into self-quarantine for 14 days, unless the travel is for those exceptions.

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