Los Angeles, November 19 California Governor Gavin Newsom issued a statement on the 19th that a “curfew” will be imposed in most areas of the most populous state in the United States to contain Coronavirus pandemic spread rapidly.
According to the order issued by Newsom and the California Department of Public Health, all areas in the state with a “purple” pandemic prevention level will be subject to a “curfew” from 21st to December 21st of this month, during this period from 10 pm to every night. All non-essential work, activities and gatherings will be banned at 5 am on the morning.
The “purple” level is the highest level among the four levels of pandemic prevention currently announced by California. 41 of California’s 58 counties are currently in the “purple” category, with a population accounting for 94% of the total California population.
Newsom said in a statement that the current virus is spreading at a rate unprecedented since the outbreak, and the next few days and weeks will be crucial to contain the pandemic.
He urged California residents to act immediately before the number of deaths soared to reduce the spread of the virus and slow the increase in hospitalization rates.
The number of new cases of Coronavirus in California has increased significantly recently, with more than 10,000 new cases in the past week. California has become the second state in the United States with more than one million cases. According to the California Department of Public Health, as of the 18th, the number of confirmed cases in California has exceeded 1.04 million, and the death toll has exceeded 18,000.