Alabama has 196 Coronovirus cases, Mercedes plan to temporarily close Tuscaloosa plant

Mar 21, 2020

Alabama is reporting three additional cases of the new Coronavirus, bringing the State's total to 196 (updated.)  This word comes as another state vehicle factory prepares to close and officials try to clarify new rules limiting contact between people. State health officials say Alabama's total number of confirmed cases rose to 106 Friday, up from 78 a day earlier. Mercedes-Benz says it's temporarily closing its plant near Tuscaloosa starting next week. And the governor's office says a new rule limiting gatherings to 25 people or less doesn't apply to work-related groups. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says people need to take the need to protect others seriously.