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Coronavirus isolation mode introduced in California: where residents can go

California Governor Gavin Newsome issued a decree requiring all 40 million people in the state to stay home because of the growing epidemic of coronavirus. Writes about this NPR.

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The order was issued late in the evening on Thursday, March 19, it encourages people to stay in their homes, except for the need for important trips. The decree follows similar restrictions imposed earlier this week. in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Speaking at a late evening press conference in Sacramento, Newsome said his decree "will take effect tonight, and we hope that the people of California will abide by it."

The governor, a Democrat who took office a little over a year ago, said: he hopes that Californians will "do everything possible to protect themselves, protect their families and society as a whole over the past few weeks."

It is not known how long the restrictions will last.

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Following this statement, California Republican Kevin McCarthy tweeted: “I hope Governor Newsome consulted with many experts before deciding to isolate 12% of the country's population.”

Despite the seemingly severe restrictions, there are a number of exceptions, Newsom said.

“Grocery stores will be open, he said. We will make sure that people receive critical medicines. Californians can still go out with their children, not forgetting the necessary distance (2 m) in relation to other people. Also, people can still walk their dogs. ”

Important trips include grocery shopping, gas stations, farmers' markets, food banks, convenience stores, banks and laundry machines.

This directive also does not apply to critical infrastructure such as food and agriculture, health, transport, energy and financial services.

In California, which, along with Washington and New York, is among the states most affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in the United States, there are about 1000 confirmed cases of potentially fatal upper respiratory infections. Nineteen people in the state died from COVID-19.

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Newsom previously reported that, according to official forecasts, up to 56% of the state’s residents could be infected with the virus, which will amount to more than 22 million people.

However, he said at a press conference: "The meaning of the isolation order is to reduce these numbers."

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the total number of cases in the US has exceeded 14. However, officials believe that due to the lack of test kits and the relatively small number of people tested, the number of infections is much higher.

A compilation of global statistics on coronavirus, run by Johns Hopkins University, shows that the total number of reported cases in the world is about 250, with more than 000 people dead.

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