Yesterday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a dire warning, telling all residents to stay at home.
The order applies to the state’s 40 million residents unless the workers belong to the “16 critical infrastructure sections.”
“Those that work in critical sectors should go to work. Grocery stores, pharmacies, banks and more will stay open,” Newsom tweeted. “We need to meet this moment and flatten the curve together,” referring to the dynamic situation.
“I don’t believe the people of California need to be told through law enforcement that it’s appropriate just to home isolate, protect themselves,” Newsom told reporters.
This comes as the US and most populous state’s numbers continue to skyrocket, now sitting above 19,000 cases, putting the nation only a couple of weeks behind Italy.
After some success in Australia in COVID-19 treatment, Trump agreed to the antimalarial drug chloroquine and its equivalent hydroxychloroquine being made available by prescription.