Gov. Pete Ricketts

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts has expanded to all 93 Nebraska counties an enforceable order that limits gatherings to fewer than 10 and closes many non-essential businesses and services.

The expanded order Friday night followed yet another case of community-spread COVID-19, this time in southeastern Nebraska's Gage County.

Ricketts had earlier resisted expanding the order statewide, preferring a regional approach to try to stop the spread of the new coronavirus.

The directed health measure began last month in eastern Nebraska counties surrounding the state's largest city of Omaha, then was expanded to 56 counties until Friday's statewide order.

It restricts public gatherings, closes restaurant dining rooms and bars to the public and requires people showing symptoms the virus to quarantine.

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