Governor Northam declares State of Emergency in Virginia

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FILE – In this Sept. 1, 2020 file photo, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam listens to a reporter’s question during a press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va. Northam and his wife have both tested positive for the coronoavirus. The governor’s office said in a statement Friday, Sept. 25, that Northam no symptoms while those of Pam Northam are mild.(Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

RICHMOND, VA (WVNS) — Governor Ralph Northam has declared a State of Emergency for the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. The decision comes as social unrest peaked in the nation’s capital earlier on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

A curfew lasting from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. has also been put in place for the jurisdictions of Arlington, VA and Alexandria, VA.

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