The State of California decided to impose a curfew on most of its inhabitants, in the face of a spike in coronavirus cases that threatens to overburden the health system of America’s most populous state.This was announced by Governor Gavin Newsom who, in a statement to the press, said that from tomorrow, Californians who do not perform essential tasks will not be able to leave their homes between 22 and 5.La to counties with the most severe restrictions, 41 of the state’s 58 that are at the «purple» level of the color-based system that California uses to decide when to relaunch economic activities.
«The virus is spreading at a rate we haven’t seen since the start of the pandemic, and the next few days and weeks will be critical to stopping the increase. We’re sounding the alarm,» Newsom said. Curfew is announced days after the state imposes limits on business hours in those 41 counties, which record the largest increase in coronavirus cases. Also this week, the state imposed the mandatory use of hubs in open places, with very few exceptions. Last week, California became the second state in the country, after Texas, to surpass one million cases of coronavirus. The curfew will govern until December 21, but could be extended if infection rates do not improve.
The United States is going through a record third peak of coronavirus cases that specialists attribute to people disorsing health recommendations and s spent more time indoors at the arrival of autumn and the cold. The country has been recording more than 100,000 cases of coronavirus per day for more than two weeks, and yesterday it surpassed 2,000 deaths from the virus, recording its highest death figure since early May, according to Johns University Hopkins.De same way, the federal government called on people to avoid travel and major Thanksgiving meetings.