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Beaches, retail stores open in Alabama

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabamians filed onto beaches and into previously shuttered retail stores as a state stay-home order expired. 

A state stay-home order expired at 5 p.m. Thursday and retail stores and beaches were allowed to open with occupancy limits.  Elective and non-emergency medical procedures are also being allowed to resume.

Salons, barbershops, gyms, tattoo parlors, bars and on-site restaurant dining will remain closed until the evening of May 15, under the newest “safer at home” state health order.

New state unemployment numbers show that more than 400,000 Alabamians have filed unemployment claims during the coronavirus outbreak.

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