Carlifornia has implemented a 24-hours mandated quarantine for all residents to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.
The governor of Carlifornia, Gavin Newsom gave a statewide ‘stay at home order’ and the state’s 40 million residents are to stay in their home in other to reduce the spread of coronavirus.
Speaking at a news briefing from the state capital in Sacramento on Thursday, he 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.’
Residents can still leave their homes to go on walks to get exercise, and to get food and gas, leave their homes to go care for loved ones, to go on trips to grocery stores, pharmacies, doctors and in some cases work.
The governor said the order was essential because roughly 56 percent of the state’s residents, or 25 million people, would contract the respiratory illness in the next eight weeks.
Of the 12,600 people tested for coronavirus in California, there are still 3,250 results undelivered, and with hospitalization rates for those infected with the flu-like disease about 20 percent, a requirement for additional hospital beds could quickly overwhelm hospitals, Newsom said.
I’m issuing a Safer at Home emergency order — ordering all residents of @LACity to stay inside their homes and immediately limit all nonessential movement. We’re taking this urgent action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. https://t.co/4yVdjXMEJ0pic.twitter.com/QscQUbqkaC
— Mayor Eric Garcetti (@MayorOfLA) March 20, 2020