- Californians face a curfew starting this Saturday that will extend until December 21
- It consists of staying at home from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
- California is one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic
California curfew. As of this Saturday, Californians face a curfew that will last until December 21, which consists of staying home from 10:00 at night until 5:00 in the morning, to try to stop the increase in coronavirus cases, according to EFE Agency.
Gavin Newsom, the Democratic governor of the state, announced the intention last Thursday following the recommendations of the health authorities; the ordinance will affect 41 counties that are on the purple level, which is the most restrictive.
These counties are home to 94 percent of Californians, 37 million people, and the order, which could extend beyond December 21, also prohibits most non-essential activities outside the home.
“It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and delay hospitalizations before the death toll rises. We have done it before and we must do it again, ”Newsom warned, making the announcement of the curfew that begins Saturday night.
Just as California’s curfew began, Governor Newsom’s family quarantined after a classmate of one of their four children tested positive, the governor’s office reported, according to the Los Angeles Times.
California is one of the states hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, where the numbers of new infections have broken their daily record with more than 13 thousand positives, this has brought them to the brink of confinement in Los Angeles County in the coming days .
The state of California registered 13 thousand five cases this Friday, the highest number since the pandemic began. In addition, 200 more cases than the highest peak presented in July, with 12,807 cases in a single day.