California governor imposes overnight curfew till December 21
- Non-essential work, movement and gatherings will not be allowed between 10 pm to 5 am from Saturday
- Stay-at-home order will last one month, until December 21
- The new guidelines allow restaurants to offer takeout food even after 10 pm
California governor Gavin Newsom has imposed an overnight curfew through December to curb the resurgent of coronavirus cases in the state, reported Fox News.
The new order will be imposed in 41 counties. According to the report, “non-essential work, movement and gatherings” in purple tier counties must stop between 10 pm to 5 am from Saturday. The 'Purple Tier' refers to California's colour-coded system based on the number of coronavirus cases in each county. Purple, or Tier 1, is the most severe level, indicating that the virus is widespread in the county, with more than seven cases per 100,000 residents.
Newsom’s latest stay-at-home order will last one month, until December 21, but could be extended if infection rates and disease trends don't improve.
The governor, releasing a statement, said the surge in coronavirus cases is at a pace that nobody has not seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several weeks will be critical.
The new guidelines allow restaurants to offer takeout food even after 10 pm and residents will still be able to get medical care, pick up prescriptions and take care of other essential needs.
Most of the states, including New York, have imposed restrictions to stop the spread of the coronavirus.