The order, which takes effect Thursday night, asks residents to leave their homes only when necessary. It will remain in place until further notice.
“We are confident the people of the state of California will abide by it. They’ll do the right thing, they’ll meet this moment, they’ll step up as they have over the course of the last number of week to protect themselves, their families and to protect the broader community, and this great state and the world we reside in,” —Gov. Newsom said.
Residents are still allowed to leave their homes for essential needs like medical care and grocery shopping.
“We project that roughly 56 percent of our population — 25.5 million people — will be infected with the virus over an eight week period,” Newsom wrote in a letter to President Donald Trump dated Wednesday.
Several countries have now resorted to an extreme measure: forcing almost their entire population to stay home. China led the way in late January, when it penned in more than 50 million people in Hubei province. Some experts argued that Western countries could never enforce such draconian measures—which curtail human rights and cripple economies—but Italy, shocked by the strain on the health care system in the north of the country, followed suit on 9 March. In France, 100,000 police officers began to patrol the streets on 17 March to make sure people stay inside except for essential trips.
Published by Dr. Martha Andrea Castro Noriega, MD WMA FACS
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