A coronavirus test in Fontana, California. Photo: Europa Press.
The state of California has re-imposed several restrictions previously adopted as a result of the coronavirus in a number of counties with more than 28 million residents, due to the increase in infections.
Specifically, the Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has ordered “with immediate effect” the closure of the activities that restaurants, cinemas, facilities for family recreation, zoos and museums perform under cover, while bars must close “all” Your activities.
The measure, which will be in effect for at least the next three weeks, affects 19 counties in total, where 72% of the entire Californian population lives, as reported by Newsom himself through his Twitter account. He has justified his decision that “COVID-19 continues to expand at an alarming rate.”
“COVID-19 continues to spread at an alarming rate,” says the governor.”The conclusion is that the spread of this virus continues at a particularly worrying rate,” he said, referring to the fact that the percentage of infections is increasing, as reported by the CNN television network. According to the California Department of Health, nearly 223,000 positives have been confirmed in the state and deaths are close to 6,000.
In addition, he has reported that the car parks of the state beaches in the south of the state and the Bay Area will be closed this weekend, a national holiday in the United States on the occasion of July 4, Independence Day.
“The COVID-19 does not have the 4th of July free,” he said in the aforementioned social network. “Avoid the crowds, do not meet people you don’t live with,” he added, while recommending wearing a mask and maintaining physical distance.
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More than half of the American territories are experiencing increases in the confirmed numbers of the coronavirus, coinciding with the reopening of activities and productive life. In this sense, at least a dozen states, such as Arizona, Arkanasas, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico or Nevada, have stopped their reopening processes due to the increase in cases.
The United States is the country most affected by the pandemic in the world, with more than 2.6 million infected and 128,000 deaths.
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