Missouri Governor Declares State Of Emergency

(Jefferson City) Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in response to the coronavirus.

Governor Parson held a news conference late Friday afternoon in his State Capitol office.

Two people in Missouri have tested positive for the respiratory illness.

One is a St. Louis County woman who studied abroad in Italy.

The other case is a Springfield patient who recently traveled to Austria.

President Trump has also declared a national state of emergency due to the virus.