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Atlanta Mayor Tests Positive For COVID-19 As Gov. Asks National Guard To 'Quell Ongoing Violence'

The state of Georgia has confirmed more than 98,000 cases of COVID-19, and one includes the mayor of its largest city. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says she has tested positive for the coronavirus but has no symptoms.

Meanwhile, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has called up the National Guard after a spate of shootings over the weekend which claimed the lives of five people, including an 8-year-old girl.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Stephen Fowler, political reporter for Georgia Public Broadcasting.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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