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40 Million Californians Ordered to Stay Home to Halt Virus
« on: March 20, 2020, 11:42:44 PM »
40 Million Californians Ordered to Stay Home to Halt Virus
Newsom predicts that 56% of California’s population – roughly 25.5 million residents – could be infected with the coronavirus over an eight-week period
By Andrew Johnson and Christina Bravo • Published March 19, 2020 • Updated on March 19, 2020 at 7:53 pm

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/coronavirus/governor-projects-56-of-californians-may-be-infected-with-coronavirus-in-next-8-weeks/2258049/

California's 40 million residents should stay home indefinitely and venture outside only for essential jobs, errands and some exercise, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday, warning that the coronavirus threatens to overwhelm the state's medical system.

"This is a moment we need to make tough decisions. This is a moment where we need some straight talk and we need to tell people the truth," the governor said.

At the time of his announcement, there were already 21.3 million Californians in 20 counties under similar orders.

The move, the most sweeping by any state so far, was an exclamation point at the end of a week of increasingly aggressive moves meant to keep the virus in check by forcing people to stay away from each other as often as possible.

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