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California to close all bars and restaurants

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On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom said that the pandemic intensified in California. This has prompted the governor to close all bars and indoor restaurants in the whole state. These also include, movie theatres, zoos, museums, wineries, family enterntainment and card rooms.

Governor Newsom said that California is experiencing an increase in the number of people that requiring hospitalization. There has been a modest increase in ICU cases, and an increase in the number of cases.

Around 30 counties will be affected, which represents around 80% of the state’s population.

Governor Newsom said, ‘We’ve made this point on multiple occasions and that is we’re moving back into a modification mode of our original stay-at-homeorder.’

‘This virus is not going away anytime soon’, ‘I hope all of us recognize that if we were still connected to some notion that somehow when it gets warm it’s going to go away or somehow it’s going take summer months or weekends off, this virus has done neither. You’ve seen parts of the country with very hot… weather where you’re seeing an increase in positivity rates, an increase in hospitalizations and ICUs. Here in the state of California as we’re seeing triple-digit weather in many parts of our state, we’re still seeing an increase in the positivity rate, the community transmission. We’re seeing an increase in the spread of the virus.’

The total number of cases in California since the pandemic began is now 320,000. The number of deaths is now 7000.

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