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Coronavirus: California Governor Gavin Newsom Issues Statewide Indefinite 'Stay At Home' Order.



California's governor, Gavin Newsom has just issued a statewide 'stay at home order' instructing the state's 40 million residents not to leave their homes in other to curb the spread of coronavirus. 


Speaking at a news conference from the state capitol in Sacramento on Thursday, the governor said: 
'We are confident the people of California will abide by it, they will meet this moment,' Newsom, a Democrat in his first term as governor of the nation's most populous state. They'll step up as they have over the last number of weeks to protect themselves, to protect their families and to protect the broader community in this great state and the world we reside in.'

The governor in no way mentioned an end date for the order he only mentioned that exceptions to the stay-at-home rule would be granted for residents to make necessary trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors and in some cases work. He said the order was of essence because approximately 56 percent of the state's residents, or 25 million people, would be infected with the respiratory illness in the next eight weeks.

From the 12,600 persons tested for coronavirus in California, there are still 3,250 results yet to be delivered, with the increase in hospitalization rates for those infected with the disease to about 20 percent, the requirement for more hospital beds could quickly devastate hospitals, Newsom added.
The nation's most populous state California, is among the solidest hit by the coronavirus outbreak, with 1000 confirmed cases on Thursday and approximately 19 deaths. 






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