California closes all bars and many indoor activities due to coronavirus spikes


Governor Newsom has ordered the closure of all bars in California, as well as several indoor activities as the number of coronaviruses increases throughout the state. (Image: AP / Getty Images)

California governor Gavin Newsom has ordered all bars and many other indoor activities to be closed as cases of coronavirus and hospitalizations escalate across the state.

Governor Newsom made the announcement at a press briefing on Monday when he said bars would close all operations across the state. He also said that restaurants, cellars, cinemas, zoos, museums and game rooms should close all indoor operations.

In addition to statewide closings, Newsom said 30 California counties will be required to shut down indoor operations of fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical areas, health services personal, shopping centers, as well as hair salons and hair salons. However, these businesses will only have to close for three days, according to the governor’s office.

The announcement comes after 8,358 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed on Sunday while 7.7% of all tests returned positive. The World Health Organization previously recommended that positive rates fall below 5% before the reopening of a government.

Hospitalizations in the past two weeks have also increased by 28% and ICU admissions have increased by 20%.

“We continue to see hospitalizations increase and we continue to see an increase in the positivity rate in the state,” said Newsom.

“This is a new statewide action, effective today. He said of the prescription, which affects about 80% of the California population.

As of Sunday, there had been nearly 321,000 Covid-19 infections in the state and more than 7,000 died from the virus.

“It continues to be a deadly disease. This continues to be a disease that places people in our intensive care units, in our hospitals, and is currently putting pressure on our hospital system and in our intensive care units, “said Newsom.

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