At a news conference Thursday local time, California Governor Gavin Newsom ordered that “all individuals living in California should stay at home or in residence” to stop the spread of the new coronavirus disease,media techCrunch reported.
Earlier this week, San Francisco Mayor London Breed issued an “in-place asylum” order for six Bay Area counties, including San Francisco, until April 7. Gavin Newsom’s order across the state will be enforced until further notice.
Some of California’s stores and places, including gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, convenience stores, and restaurants offering takeaway or drop-off services, will remain open. Businesses that must be closed indefinitely include restaurants, bars, gyms, conference centres and entertainment venues.
Gavin Newsom had previously predicted that about 56 percent of Californians could be infected with the new coronavirus in the next eight weeks, totalling more than 25 million people.