Continually, we are hearing more coronavirus cases reported. So far, 1,000 cases and 19 deaths have been confirmed in California. This is an alarming rate and has triggered actions.
On Wednesday we saw Mr. Newsom’s letter to Donald Trump asking for urgent federal aid.
Later on Thursday, we heard Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin advising the Senate to adopt a one trillion US dollars as an economic bailout before Monday.
While California is the most populous state in the United States, it may turn out to be worse if no immediate action is taken than is now the case.
However, California is under the “stay at home” command given to residents to curb the spread of the virus in the most populous U.S. state.
Governor Gavin Newsom urged residents to only leave their homes during the pandemic where necessary. He previously estimated that there was a chance that half of 40 million people across the state would be infected with the virus.
The virus has now claimed 205 lives and more than 14,000 confirmed cases in the United States. Worldwide, over 10,000 people have died from the virus and there are almost 250,000 confirmed cases.
So enforcing the,” stay at home” order in California is one of the steps to combat the spread.
Moreover, Mr. Newsom confirmed on Thursday that this is the time when we have to make a difficult decision and recognize reality.
However, his excellence offered no deadline for this order when he turned to the media, but he noticed that this is a moment in time and not so permanent. The decision may change depending on the containment of the outbreak.
California is one of the first states to enforce such an order after Nevada announced that it would close all non-essential businesses for the next 30 days.
If the order is to be interpreted, residents are only allowed to leave their homes to buy essentials such as medicines or groceries but should limit public interactions.
The order also indicates the business that can be summarized as a non-essential closure, while those who deal with essential goods continue to operate.
The order was not received with surprises as the residents know that this is for their safety. In addition, about half of the population in the city of San Francisco has been exposed to similar measures, and this is not new to them.
The governor also said that in some parts the infection rate is twice every few days than in others. He also said the virus is expected to affect 56% of the entire California population. Mathematically speaking, that can be around 22.5 million citizens. However, his spokesman said the projection is minus the mitigation measure that is implemented day in and day out.
They have been confirmed by the police that enforcement of the order will not be too strict, but they will slowly integrate it. The police will not arrest those who oppose the order or ignore the policy but they will be warned.