Gov. Wolf shuts dine-in service at restaurants in 5 Pa. counties

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The counties include Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh, and the four counties ringing Philadelphia

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – In a new front to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities in five heavily populated counties starting Monday.

The counties include Allegheny County, home to Pittsburgh, and the four counties ringing Philadelphia.

The bans begin Monday morning. Wolf’s order to bars and restaurants ramps up a posture toward private businesses in Philadelphia’s suburbs in which Wolf had urged business to “what’s right.”

Officials in Allegheny County asked nonessential businesses to close for 14 days.

The state Department of Health shows the state’s official total of positive tests at 63.

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