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Murphy vows 'major' announcement on virus restrictions Monday

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Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli attend a vaccination clinic at ShopRite of Fischer Bay. Grocery store workers receive their COVID-19 vaccinations during the event.    Toms River, NJFriday, April 23, 2021

Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli attend a vaccination clinic at ShopRite of Fischer Bay. Grocery store workers receive their COVID-19 vaccinations during the event. Toms River, NJFriday, April 23, 2021

TRENTON — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is promising a “major announcement” Monday on easing restrictions imposed due to COVID-19.

Murphy said in a Twitter post Sunday that with COVID-19 metrics “decisively trending in the right direction,” his 1 p.m. Monday announcement will deal with “easing restrictions and ramping up our vaccinations.” On Friday, business, casino and political officials called on the Democratic governor to ease coronavirus regulations enough to allow conventions and trade shows to resume in Atlantic City. They called for allowing meetings to utilize available space at 50% of capacity, as is permitted on the gambling floors of the city’s nine casinos.

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Murphy spokesperson Alexandra Altman said last week the governor planned “a series of reopening announcements next week.”

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