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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The governor of California has issued a statewide stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of the new coronavirus and it takes effect immediately.

Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced the order during a press conference Thursday, saying “this is a moment we need to make tough decision.”

Newsom went on to say that the order will not be enforced by the authorities. Instead, the state is relying on the social contract to keep people indoors.

The state’s coronavirus website says Californians may leave their homes for essential needs and the following essential services will remain open: gas stations, pharmacies, grocery stores, take-out and delivery restaurants, banks, and laundromats,

Communities in the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas had already been under similar orders to combat COVID-19, the deadly respiratory illness caused by the virus.

On Wednesday, Newsom also wrote to President Donald Trump to request that he deploy the USNS Mercy Hospital Ship to the Port of Los Angeles through September 1, 2020. The hospital ship would be used to help decompress the state’s health care delivery system in L.A. in response to COVID-19.

Newsom also warned that roughly 56% of people in the nation’s most populous state could contract the virus.

“We project that roughly 56 percent of our population – 25.5 million people – will be infected with the virus over an eight-week period,” Newson wrote to Trump.

A spokesman said that estimate doesn’t take into account aggressive mitigation measures being taken across the state.

California is one of the states that has been hit the hardest by the virus so far. As of Thursday night, more than 950 cases have been reported in the state, with at least 18 deaths from COVID-19, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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    March 20, 2020 at 4:48 PM

    And what is California doing about it’s massive homeless population – especially in LA and SF?

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      Randall Jones

      March 20, 2020 at 4:50 PM


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      March 20, 2020 at 5:19 PM

      They will Probably be celebrating with a gleam in their eyes-waiting for the body count to solve their nuisance. Looks like Martial Law will be the “New Normal”

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    Quek Cumberbatch

    March 20, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Frankly, the public should have been told the specific statutory authority(s) The Boss is invoking, and what he has specified for auto termination and the process to renew or extend.
    Transparency & specifics before griping and sniping!

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    gil mojica

    March 20, 2020 at 11:12 PM

    I will not obey an unlawful order issued by a tyrant, The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that the people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.(Thomas Jefferson)

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