Television station Fox 2 Detroit, and correspondent Tim Skubick, are the first to report an expected decision by Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer to extend an executive order that directs Michigan residents to stay home amidst the coronavirus outbreak.

The current Executive Order is set to expire at 11:59 PM on April 30. Skubick and Fox 2 say that the governor will extend that order until May 15. The report says that Whitmer is expected to make the announcement late Thursday night or Friday.

The report does go on to include sources of Skubick and Fox 2 confirming the extension date, and also noting that Whitmer is likely to re-open some businesses that are closed under the current order on May 1, with contact requirements as a stipulation.

The current order has proved to be a point of contention among Michigan voters since the governor's most recent extension of the stay at home order, despite reports Thursday of the biggest increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases, statewide, in the last nine days. It marked the third straight day of increases in confirmed cases after signs of a "plateau" this past weekend.

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