California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues a statewide 'stay at home' order
- California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide order for all residents to stay at home to battle the coronavirus spread.
- "This is not a permanent state, this a moment in time," Newsom said during a press conference on Thursday. "And we will look back at these moments as a critical decision."
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a state-wide order for all residents to stay at home in order to stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
During his live press conference on Thursday, Newsom ordered all 39 million California residents to stay indoors. As a result, this also means that all non-essential businesses will close.
"This is not a permanent state, this a moment in time," Newsom said. "And we will look back at these moments as a critical decision."
This is a developing story.
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