All residents within the state of California are being ordered to “keep at residence” to forestall the unfold of the coronavirus. “We have to bend the curve within the state of California,” Governor Gavin Newsom mentioned in a press convention. “There is a social contract right here, individuals I feel acknowledge the necessity to do extra. They may alter and adapt as they’ve.” Newsom added: “House isolation shouldn’t be my most well-liked alternative… however it’s a essential one. This isn’t a everlasting state, it’s a second in time.”
As of publication, 19 individuals in California have died and one other 958 have examined constructive for the illness. “The state tasks that 25.5 million individuals in California might be contaminated with the coronavirus over an eight-week interval,” stories Los Angeles Occasions, citing a letter Newsom despatched to President Trump on Wednesday. Newsom is requesting $1 billion in federal funds to help the state’s medical response to the virus. He is additionally requesting the deployment of the U.S. Navy’s Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles via Sept. 1.
“The financial disruption attributable to this public well being disaster could have speedy and devastating results on our whole nation, together with too many households in California,” Newsom wrote. “The magnitude of this disaster is extraordinary and federal-state-local authorities coordination might be extra crucial than ever earlier than.”
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