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‘It Makes No Sense’: Las Vegas Mayor Wants To Reopen Hotels, Casinos

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Democratic Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman called for her city and the entire state of Nevada to reopen Thursday, saying that shutting down the economy over the coronavirus pandemic makes “no sense.”

“Hotels and restaurants, our entire tourism and convention industry business has been shut down,” Goodman said. “It makes no sense. It makes no sense.”

“From my perspective, we must open our city,” Goodman said. “We must open Southern Nevada, and we must open the state of Nevada.”

Democratic Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak issued an executive order April 1, closing “non-essential” businesses to the public, a major blow to the Las Vegas economy, which largely relies on tourism. Nevada is also one of 43 states that remains under a stay-at-home order. (RELATED: FLASHBACK: Jan.21: Fauci Says Coronavirus ‘Not A Major Threat’ To U.S.)

Multiple protests have taken place throughout the country recently, with some Americans gathering in front of their respective state capitals to voice their opposition to the shutdowns. President Donald Trump has expressed a desire to reopen the American economy and is expected to announce new guidelines Thursday evening for states reopening their economies.