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US California governor hints he will tighten virus restrictions

08:41  01 july  2020
08:41  01 july  2020 Source:   msn.com

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–The California Department of Public Health and California Governor Gavin Newsom today released guidance Governor Gavin Newsom is considering more restrictions in more parts of California after he directed California will ' tighten things up' on coronavirus heading into Fourth, Newsom says.

Watch Governor Newsom’s press conference, which he began by addressing homelessness, below. Asked about mask order enforcement the governor said On Monday he hinted a that that measure might be in the future for more counties in the state. Newsom ordered seven California counties close

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom is hinting that he will tighten coronavirus restrictions for California’s nearly 40 million residents as a COVID-19 surge has counties rushing to close down bars and beaches ahead of the Fourth of July weekend.

Gov. Gavin Newsom gives an update on the state's initiative to provide housing for homeless Californians to help stem the coronavirus, during a visit to a Motel 6 participating in the program in Pittsburg, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Newsom announced that more than 15,000 rooms have been acquired and more than 14,000 people have been given places to stay statewide under the Project Room key program started in April. The governor also said he plans to announce on Wednesday plans to © Provided by Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom gives an update on the state's initiative to provide housing for homeless Californians to help stem the coronavirus, during a visit to a Motel 6 participating in the program in Pittsburg, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Newsom announced that more than 15,000 rooms have been acquired and more than 14,000 people have been given places to stay statewide under the Project Room key program started in April. The governor also said he plans to announce on Wednesday plans to "toggle back" the states stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Newsom planned Wednesday to announce he will “tighten things up” only weeks after loosening his March 19 stay-at-home order and reopening most businesses.

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Gov. Gavin Newsom removes his face mask before giving an update on the state's initiative to provide housing for homeless Californians to help stem the coronavirus, during a visit to a Motel 6 participating in the program in Pittsburg, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Newsom announced that more than 15,000 rooms have been acquired and more than 14,000 people have been given places to stay statewide under the Project Room key program started in April. The governor also said he plans to announce on Wednesday plans to © Provided by Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom removes his face mask before giving an update on the state's initiative to provide housing for homeless Californians to help stem the coronavirus, during a visit to a Motel 6 participating in the program in Pittsburg, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Newsom announced that more than 15,000 rooms have been acquired and more than 14,000 people have been given places to stay statewide under the Project Room key program started in April. The governor also said he plans to announce on Wednesday plans to "toggle back" the states stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

The state requires people to wear masks when they can’t maintain physical distance but public health officials have said lack of social distancing during Memorial Day get-togethers in May may have contributed to the surge.

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California 's governor sounds the alarm over virus . Gavin Newsom said he will announce more restrictions on Wednesday. The governor has repeatedly promised that reopening the state comes with the ability to "toggle back" if necessary.

California has confirmed close to 223,000 infections, a nearly 50% increase over two weeks ago that has been driven in part by the state’s ability to now test more than 100,000 people per day. But more concerning to officials is the steady growth in COVID-19 hospitalizations — a 43% increase in the past two weeks.

Marco Pinuela, left, looks out the window as he and his wife Irma Pinuela close up their shoe store, Shoes 4 Less, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Calexico, Calif. Saddled with a surge in positive cases and hospitalizations for the new coronavirus, a farming region on California's border with Mexico is now forced to backpedal on reopening its battered economy. The Imperial County board of supervisors unveiled a plan late Monday that includes closing businesses deemed non-essential, except for curbside pickup, and shuttering county parks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) © Provided by Associated Press Marco Pinuela, left, looks out the window as he and his wife Irma Pinuela close up their shoe store, Shoes 4 Less, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Calexico, Calif. Saddled with a surge in positive cases and hospitalizations for the new coronavirus, a farming region on California's border with Mexico is now forced to backpedal on reopening its battered economy. The Imperial County board of supervisors unveiled a plan late Monday that includes closing businesses deemed non-essential, except for curbside pickup, and shuttering county parks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Newsom said the state will be more aggressive in enforcing public health orders.

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“If you’re not going to stay home and you’re not going to wear masks in public, we have to enforce — and we will,” Newsom said Tuesday.

“You’ve got to keep people from congregating,” agreed Dr. George Rutherford, an epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco. But he said it’s up to the public to heed social distancing.

“Just because it’s summer and they feel like having a barbecue with all their friends, it can’t be that way,” Rutherford said. “I don’t know how one legislates that.”

Newsom’s cryptic warning had merchants worried that they will once again have to stop in-person shopping that barely resumed.

“For some of our more independent retailers, if they have to shut down, many of them probably won’t open,” said Rachel Michelin, president of the California Retailers Association. “They barely made it through what was it, 10 weeks that we were closed? That was hard ... I don’t know that they will make it.”

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The governor ’s slowdown of the reopening process reimposes restrictions on businesses he had allowed to reopen at partial capacity, including bars, restaurants, gyms Several other states have seen their coronavirus cases spike in the last several weeks, including Florida, Arizona, and California .

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A man passes a clothing shop Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Calexico, Calif. Saddled with a surge in positive cases and hospitalizations for the new coronavirus, a farming region on California's border with Mexico is now forced to backpedal on reopening its battered economy. The Imperial County board of supervisors unveiled a plan late Monday that includes closing businesses deemed non-essential, except for curbside pickup, and shuttering county parks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) © Provided by Associated Press A man passes a clothing shop Tuesday, June 30, 2020, in Calexico, Calif. Saddled with a surge in positive cases and hospitalizations for the new coronavirus, a farming region on California's border with Mexico is now forced to backpedal on reopening its battered economy. The Imperial County board of supervisors unveiled a plan late Monday that includes closing businesses deemed non-essential, except for curbside pickup, and shuttering county parks. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Across the state, many local governments are already tightening restrictions. Counties surrounding the San Francisco Bay have delayed some reopenings as new cases increase. In Los Angeles, officials say they will close beaches and ban fireworks displays in the nation’s most populous county this weekend as it hit a one-day record of 2,903 more confirmed cases and more than 100,000 cases overall. Ventura County, L.A.’s northern neighbor, also planned to shut down beaches beginning July 3.

Gov. Gavin Newsom gives an update on the state's initiative to provide housing for homeless Californians to help stem the coronavirus, during a visit to a Motel 6 participating in the program in Pittsburg, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Newsom announced that more than 15,000 rooms have been acquired and more than 14,000 people have been given places to stay statewide under the Project Room key program started in April. The governor also said he plans to announce on Wednesday plans to © Provided by Associated Press Gov. Gavin Newsom gives an update on the state's initiative to provide housing for homeless Californians to help stem the coronavirus, during a visit to a Motel 6 participating in the program in Pittsburg, Calif., Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Newsom announced that more than 15,000 rooms have been acquired and more than 14,000 people have been given places to stay statewide under the Project Room key program started in April. The governor also said he plans to announce on Wednesday plans to "toggle back" the states stay-at-home order. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, Pool)

Half Moon Bay, a scenic stretch of beaches about a half-hour’s drive from San Francisco, said people “inundated” the city over Memorial Day weekend and urged them to stay away.

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“Under normal circumstances, Half Moon Bay heartily welcomes visitors — tourism is part of our identity and an important economic driver,” Mayor Adam Eisen said in a statement. ”But coming here this weekend would be reckless and unsafe for the public health. Do the right thing. Stay close to home.”

In the Central Valley, officials in Fresno ordered all bars to close as some hospitals invoked emergency protocols because they were nearing capacity.

“Our cases are not currently under control,” said Dr. Rais Vohra, interim health officer for Fresno County. “We’re quite worried that we don’t have room to expand.”

And in Riverside County, public health officials are seeing an increase in cases among younger people, many of them without symptoms of the virus even though they test positive.

For most people, the new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough that clear up in two to three weeks. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia and death.

Last week, Newsom asked Imperial County to impose more restrictions after hospitals in the county near the U.S.-Mexico border had so many patients they had to transfer some to nearby facilities. On Monday, the county Board of Supervisors approved a plan that would close parks and force some businesses to shut down in-person shopping.

Altogether, California public health officials are closely monitoring 19 counties for outbreaks. Newsom said four more counties could be added to the list by Wednesday.

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Associated Press writers Brian Melley and Christopher Weber in Los Angeles and Amy Taxin in Orange County contributed reporting.


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