Gov. Charlie Baker said once again on Friday that he has no plans to issue a "shelter-in-place" order for the Commonwealth, as Gov. Cuomo issued to New Yorkers earlier in the day.

At a Boston news conference as detailed by, Baker was quoted as saying, "I'd also like to dispel, once again, recent rumors about a shelter-in-place order. Massachusetts is not planning any forced shelter-in-place order. Everyone needs to get their news from legitimate sources."

The governor also called "heartbreaking" the news that the Bay State has seen its first fatality because of COVID-19. State officials confirmed on Friday that a man identified as being in his 80s from Suffolk County with pre-existing medical conditions became the first Mass. resident to die from the pandemic disease.

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