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WATCH: Gov. Murphy Issues NJ Coronavirus, Closures Update

WATCH: Gov. Murphy spoke at 1 p.m. and he addressed schools, vaccines and NJ closures amid the coronavirus crisis.

NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy provided the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak, schools and closures in New Jersey at 1 p.m. on Wednesday (you can watch it here, below).

Murphy reported that New Jersey has seen more than 100 COVID-related deaths for two days straight, and the governor urged residents to stay home during the holidays. Read more: Gov. Murphy: NJ Has Largest 2-Day COVID Death Toll in 7 Months

New Jersey missed a filing deadline for federal approval to administer COVID-19 vaccines in long-term care facilities, delaying deployment a week and drawing the ire of former Gov. Chris Christie, who was quick to blame his successor. Read more: 'Offensive:' Christie Calls Out Gov. Murphy On NJ Vaccine Delay

Murphy has extended New Jersey's public health emergency amid the coronavirus crisis for the ninth time as the state reported its highest daily case numbers ever this past week, and fatalities climbed to the Garden State's highest point in six months. Read more: NJ COVID Public Health Emergency Extended As Cases, Deaths Rise

Watch Murphy here:

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