California Imposes Overnight Curfew to Curb Coronavirus

The order for an overnight curfew was announced by California Gov. Gavin Newsom, and will last one month until Dec. 21, but could be extended if coronavirus infection rates and disease trends don’t improve.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California is imposing an overnight curfew on most residents as the most populous state tries to head off a surge in coronavirus cases that it fears could tax its health care system, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday. What officials are calling a limited stay-at-home order requires people not working essential jobs to stay home from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. starting Saturday. The order will last until Dec. 21 but could…

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