Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves appoints coronavirus prep committee

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s top public health official will lead a committee to prepare the state for coronavirus.

Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday appointed a preparedness and planning committee.

It will be led by Dr. Thomas Dobbs, a physician who leads the state Department of Health. Dobbs says there are no coronavirus cases in Mississippi as of Wednesday.

Several people have been tested, but those tests were negative. Dobbs says Mississippi has been working on a pandemic flu preparation plan for more than a decade.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other state government groups will be part of the preparation committee.

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