Gov. Phil Murphy vowed Friday to implement more restrictions on New Jersey residents within the next 24 hours, including shutting down nonessential businesses to help fight the coronavirus outbreak as the statewide total hit 890 and is expected to “go into the many thousands.”
“It brings me no joy, but we have no choice. We will, within the next 24 hours, further tighten screws in terms of social distancing,” Murphy said during his daily coronavirus press briefing, without providing any details. Among the measures would be closing all non-essential businesses in the state, Murphy said.