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Nevada National Guard Activated, Closures Extend To April 30

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak activated the National Guard Wednesday to lead Nevada's fight against the coronavirus and extended his order closing the state's casinos, schools and nonessential businesses an additional two weeks through April.

The new order keeps the state's hospitality industry and most other businesses shuttered in line with national social distancing guidelines that President Donald Trump decided over the weekend to extend until April 30 to stem the spread of COVID-19.

Unlike similar directives issued by governors in some other states, it doesn't include penalties for violations.

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Sisolak said it "merely reinforces and strengthens" requests he's been making publicly since mid-March.