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Medical doctors in Oklahoma advocate in depth testing and restaurant restrictions

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The Oklahoma State Medical Association on Monday recommended that the state expand COVID-19 testing as much as possible and take various steps to limit the spread, including a temporary ban on dining at restaurants.

“It is important that our leaders learn from the mistakes of others and act quickly to contain this aggressive and deadly pandemic,” said Dr. Larry Bookman, president of the Association representing Doctors in Oklahoma.

Bookman praised Governor Kevin Stitt for declaring a state of emergency in all counties and said cross-agency coordination and staff increases would help.

“We applaud his efforts to promote teleworking, which can slow the spread of disease, and we encourage the directors of government agencies to implement this policy as much as possible. … However, we would like to encourage the governor and other heads of state to take additional measures to combat this deadly and growing plague, “Bookman said.

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