California enacts coronavirus curfew for majority of state’s 40m residents

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Governor Gavin Newsom announced the stay-at-home order for all non-essential work and gatherings from 10pm to 5 am

People dine at outdoor accommodations at a restaurant in La Habra, California.
Photograph: Jae C Hong/AP

California is imposing a curfew affecting nearly all of its 40 million residents beginning this weekend, as the state tries to control a surge in coronavirus cases.
The state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, announced what officials are describing as a limited stay-at-home order on Thursday, saying that all nonessential work and gathering must stop from 10pm to 5am. The order will apply to the 41 counties currently in the most restrictive tier of reopening rules, which accounts for 94% of the state’s 40 million residents.
“The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said in a statement.
The order will last until 21 December, but could be extended if infection rates and disease trends don’t improve.

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