California, New York On Lockdown

Headline Roundup March 20th, 2020

New York and California enacted state-wide lockdowns this week in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Governors Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) and Gavin Newsom (D-CA) each asked people to stay home unless absolutely necessary, and that non-essential businesses halt operations. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) also urged residents to stay home, and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) told non-essential businesses to close.

California, New York On Lockdown

From the Left
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SACRAMENTO — The day after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced extraordinary measures directing all Californias to stay at home amid the coronavirus outbreak, Contra Costa County on Friday announced its first death related to the virus.
The person was in their 70s, had an underlying medical condition and had recently traveled overseas, officials said. The patient died Thursday in an undisclosed hospital, becoming the 20th person to die of the virus in California.

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From the Center
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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - California ordered nearly 40 million people to stay home and New York state on Friday told all non-essential workers to do the same while pleading for more medical personnel and supplies to treat coronavirus cases that could overwhelm hospitals.

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From the Right
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ALBANY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered a statewide lockdown amid the worsening coronavirus pandemic Friday that will shut down most of the Empire State — including New York City.

“I want to be able to say to the people of New York — I did everything we could do,” Cuomo said. “And if everything we do saves just one life, I’ll be happy.”

The restrictions take effect Sunday night at 8pm and will:

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