California Governor Issues Statewide ‘Stay at Home’ Order

California Governor Issues Statewide ‘Stay at Home’ Order

California Governor Issues Statewide ‘Stay at Home’ Order

More than 1,000 Californians have contracted the coronavirus, with 18 deaths, as fatalities nationwide soar to over 200, out of more than 14,000 confirmed cases.

Getty Violating a Stay at Home order could result in fines or even jail time, if authorities choose to enforce the order. "I don't believe the people of California need to be told through law enforcement that it's appropriate just to home-isolate, protect themselves", Newsom stated. "We are confident that the people of California will abide by it".

"Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open", California governor Newsom asserted.

I write to respectfully request you immediately deploy the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to be stationed at the port of Los Angeles through September 1, 2020, to help decompress our current health care delivery system in Los Angeles region in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

"I order that Californians working in these 16 critical infrastructure sectors may continue their work because of the importance of these sectors to Californians' health and well-being", Newsom wrote in his order. Newsom said the lack of timeline was intentional, but that it could last for upwards of eight weeks, or even longer.

The State Department also issued a new alert urging Americans not to travel overseas under any circumstances, and Mr Trump said the government should take partial ownership of companies bailed out during the pandemic - an extraordinary federal reach into the private sector.

In addition to the isolation order, university dormitories, hotels and motels were being leased to provide more space.

The United States warned Americans yesterday to return home or stay overseas indefinitely, while Senate Republicans unveiled a US$1 trillion (RM4.37 trillion) economic stimulus plan to provide funds directly to businesses and the American public, as the number of coronavirus cases in the country surged past 13,000.

Several counties in the Bay Area, including San Francisco, had already imposed similar stay-at-home measures earlier in the week.

The governor and mayors asked that residents not leave their homes unless necessary. "If we are to be criticized at this moment, let us be criticized for taking this moment seriously".

"That, is being criticized for going full force and meeting this virus head on".

Nineteen people have died and more than 900 have tested positive for the disease in the state.

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