Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has made another bizarre call. After being one of the first governors to reopen his state amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Kemp has signed a new executive order that drops the requirement for teenagers to take a driving test in order to get a driver’s license.
In order to get a license, the teens will need to get parental approval after recording 40 hours of supervised driving.
“During these unprecedented times, the Department of Driver Services is trying to make it as easy as a process for people to get their license and to lessen the burden on people right now,” driving school owner Stormi Kenney told Fox 5 Atlanta.
Hmm, how could this possibly go wrong?
The good news, however, is that the executive order is set to expire in mid-May. Until then, make sure that your insurance information is up to date.
The coronavirus mainly comes from animals and a majority of those who were infected early either worked at or frequently visited the Huanan seafood wholesale market in Wuhan, according to The Guardian. The virus is similar to Severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) and Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (Mers).
The Wuhan coronavirus is transmitted from person to person through “droplet transmission.” That means an infected person can pass the virus by sneezing or coughing on another person as well as by direct contact.
While a majority of the cases have been detected in the United States and China — with more than 61,000 deaths in the United States — it has now reached many countries around the world. It has also been confirmed in Italy, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and many other eastern countries.